Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday presented a cheque to the mother of a five-year-old boy suffering from cancer of the eye.
This was contained in a statement in Ado-Ekiti by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Yinka Oyebode.
The boy, Usman Odunayo, was diagnosed of cancer a few months ago.
Usman’s mother who had been shouldering her son’s huge medical bills shed tears when the governor gave her the cheque.
The statement added that the government had spent N55m on procurement of medical equipment and offsetting medical bills of those who could not afford to pay.
Beneficiaries of the government’s financial assistance are indigent citizens suffering from different ailments such as cancer, chronic eye problems and other ailments requiring specialised surgeries.
Presenting cheques of N20.6m to 31 beneficiaries of the state’s medical assistance scheme, Fayemi said the gesture was to demonstrate the commitment of his administration to assist the vulnerable groups in the state.