Stephen Dunmoye

The Indigenes of Ekiti State have benefited from the free eye screening outreach organised by a serving Corps member in the State, Dr Okolie Nonye.

Okolie, a serving CM in Ado local Government Area of Ekiti, with state code EK/21C/0686, provided free eyecare services, ranging from diagnosis of eyes, distribution of eyeglasses and free surgeries for patients suffering cataract in the State.

Okolie who is an optometrist said that her outreach was part of her community development service(CDS) to improve the eye condition of rural dwellers in the state.

According to her, the programme is necessitated by the high numbers of poor rural dwellers whose sights are hampered by cataract and other eye problems.

In her words, “I realised that a number of people were blind and a number of people knew they were blind but could not afford to go for the surgery.”

Dr. Okolie, supported by a team of optometrists and ophthalmologists, has offered free consultation and surgeries across the local government.

Notable Beneficiaries of the free eye screening outreach are Ekiti state NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Mary Nenna Chikezie and other NYSC officials in the State.

Similarly, she has executed free sensitisation lectures on eye care to a number of schools, including 2022 Batch B, Stream II corps members in Ise-Orun/Emure Orientation Camp.

However, she had admitted that she is not unfettered, thereby pleaded for more sponsors for the medical surgery for cataract patients.

To this end, she implored the government and philanthropic Nigerians to release funds to Corps mlmembers who are willing to execute projects beneficial to the masses.

Ekiti NYSC Cordinator as a beneficiary