The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has charged individuals and corporate bodies to cultivate the habit of volunteerism in providing services to the society.
Governor Akeredolu stated this at the dinner reception to welcome a team of the Sharing Hope Medical Mission from the United State of America, who were in the state from for the second time to render free medical services to citizens of state.
Akeredolu, while thanking the missionaries, decried the non-challant attitude of Nigerians towards volunteering service and enjoined every individual to learn from them.
He affirmed that the free medical services was an additional achievement on their Curriculum Vitae, and assured of the readiness of the state government to give SHARING HOPE mission the needed support, and a conductive environment in order to encourage them.
Earlier, the wife of the governor, who champions the visit, had affirmed that the team was in the state to render free services without any burden on the government as a way to help Akeredolu-led administration on the part of her brother, a medical practitioner in the USA.
According to her, the team had provided free medical services last year, including the donation of equipment, adding that the Mission took care of the transportation fare for the 15 delegates from the USA.
She noted that the medical team would be in the state for a period of one week, and would also extend the service to Imo State, afterwards.
The leader of the team, Dr. Emeka Anyanwu gave the details of the medical services to include, free eyes treatment and donation medical equipment to state health facilities.