Chairman, Yaba Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, Mr. Olajide Jimoh, has donated ambulances, wheelchairs, crutches and other items worth N12m to the residents of the area.
He donated 10 wheelchairs to physically-challenged people and first aid boxes to 36 schools of the council.
He said the materials given out were part of his administration’s effort to prevent untimely death among the residents of the area.
He said, “We witness death on daily basis either through auto accidents, building collapse, or child birth, among others. In all these incidents, death would not have occurred if victims had immediate access to medical facilities.
“If there is a road accident and a medical team gets to the scene immediately, administer first aid treatment and move the injured to the hospital, such lives would be saved from untimely death.”
He said the ambulances provided would not only run free of charge, but also would be available to carry pregnant women and sick people to hospitals.
Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed, commended the chairman for the gesture and advised the residents to make use of the materials responsibly.