Bayelsa Times

Oforji Oboku Foundation offsets over thirty patients medical bills in Yenagoa


The House of Representatives Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, in Yenagao/Kolokuma Opokuma federal constituency, Mr Oforji Oboku, has inaugurated a non governmental organization, Oforji Oboku foundation’ to further cater for the downtrodden in the society.
The formal launching of the Foundation, with it mantra “I feel your pains’’, which took place at the Federal Medical Center, FMC, Yenagao was also in commemoration of the birth of its founder, Mr Oforji  Oboku.

The Flagg-off of the NGO at FMC, also witnessed the payment of medical bills for  over thirty persons who could not afford to offset their bills even though they have been discharged, including a victim of fire incident, Samuel Obereze.

Launching the foundation, the CEO, Oboku,  said the NGO is a platform to further  cater for the vulnerable, described  his visit to FMC  as a tradition he has kept over the years and assured that more Bayelsans will benefit from the In the near future.

Oforji, who also the  lawmaker representing YELGA Constituency one in the State house of Assembly, said the NGO was founded out of sheer will to support, develop and enhance the lives of the most vulnerable adding that in the near future, Bayelsans will benefit more from the foundation.

Making the cash donations at the FMC on behalf of the NGO,  Prof. Savior Agoro, said the cash donations was inline with foundation mantra of identifying with the needy and thanked Oforji for demonstrating practical love.

Agoro, explained that the need to champion the cause of the destitute as well as give back to the society  necessitated the flagging off of the foundation and payment of medical bills to cover persons including a victim of fire outbreak and a life support.

Conducting members of the NGO round the various wards, Senior Registrar, Department of Surgery, FMC, Dr. Bekeowei Emmanuel,  said some of the patients have been in the hospital for months due to inability to pay their medical bills,  and applauded the foundation for putting smile on the faces of the patients.

Appreciating the CEO of the NGO for marking his birthday with the needy in the hospital, instead of the usual celebration, Dr. Emmanuel advised other spirited individuals to emulate the foundation.

In there separate remarks, Wife of the celebrant, Mrs Augusta Oboku, State woman leader for  non-indigenes, Mrs Dayo Adeola and Hadija Mariam Abeki, who  described the gesture as laudable, commended the Mr Obku for  making an indelible footprints in the lives of Bayelsans.

Appreciating the benefactor for  his magnanimity, beneficiaries,  Mr. Ododomu Awosama and  Charles Binbiribie, said some of  their challenges is ranging from inability to pay medical bills after being discharged, lack of money for child delivery, inability to pay for surgery among other problems, thanked the NGO for the respite.

Awosama and Binbiribie, who said they felt elated with Mr Oboku’s benevolence, describing him as a beckon of hope to the  vulnerable in society adding that they would ever remind indebted to him.

Places visited at the FMC included the pediatric ward, Mother and child unit, Surgical ward, accident  and emergency Unit.

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