Tokunbo Ajila Jakande, TAJ Children Foundation Clears Medical Bills In Ekiti

In a bid to contribute its own quota to the well-being of Ekiti residents, a non-governmental organisation, Tokunbo Ajila Jakande (TAJ) Foundation has cleared over N1 million in medical expenses of stranded patients at the state government-owned Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) in Ekiti State. The medical outreach held on May 25th, 2024, in collaboration with the Office of Community Communications, Governor’s Office, was part of TAJ Children Foundation’s activities in commemoration of this year’s Children’s Day. Not only that, the humanitarian venture is part of the foundation’s goals of lifting the poor out of poverty and offering a helping hand to the needy in the society. More importantly, the medical intervention was designed to complement Ekiti State governor, Biodun Oyebanji’s social intervention initiatives aimed at the betterment of communities across Ekiti State.

Tokunbo Ajila-Jakande, founder of TAJ Children Foundation accompanied by her team and the Director-General, DG, Bureau of Community Communications, Mrs. Mary Oso-Omotosho stormed EKSUTH in style and doled out over a million naira cash to clear the medical expenses of 26 stranded EKSUTH patients. In her own words “It’s primarily a children foundation in preparation for every year’s Children’s Day. We will look for other things to do in addition to Children’s Day festival that they do every May 27th. I decided to collaborate with the Office of Community Communications to see how we can help stranded patients in the hospital”. She continued “The beneficiaries are 26. We gave them a total sum of N1. 100m. Some of them have N30, 000 bills to pay and they’re held because of that. We decided to pay their bills so that they can go home. The ones that have more than that, we will talk to other meaningful citizens that can assist them in paying their bills. We are expecting more from the foundation and other good people of the state”. She concluded.

DG, Bureau of Community Communications, Mrs. Mary Omotosho, on her part hailed the foundation for taking off the financial burdens of her people and urged philanthropists in Ekiti to follow in TAJ Children Foundation’s footsteps in order to kick out poverty in Ekiti State. Mrs. Omotosho said “What we are doing is to complement the efforts of Governor Biodun Oyebanji, and what TAJ Foundation has done in partnering with the Office of Community Communications is in line with the Governor’s vision of ensuring good life and well-being of Ekiti people. Governor Oyebanji is naturally a compassionate governor and leader who gives up his own comfort for others to be comfortable. She has chosen to do this with the Office of Community Communications. We have a lot of Vulnerable people placing a lot of request”. Expressing his gratitude to TAJ Children Foundation, Olanrewaju Olumide, a beneficiary of the medical outreach said “We thank her for what she has done for us. She has done it sometime ago. We appreciate her for paying our bills in this hospital. We thank her for doing well. It means a lot because part of our bill has been reduced”.

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