A former Chairman of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, Dr. Teslim Adekunle Sanusi, has stressed the need for individuals and corporate organizations to help those in need.

A statement said that as he celebrated his 80th birthday by organizing medical services for the downtrodden in society, he said this was necessary to alleviate poverty.

He said: “I asked my friends, family and associates to contribute and we added everything that was given to organize the medical outreach. I urge the elite to give to those in need. Nobody gets poorer by giving and the more they give, the more they receive in return”.

Also speaking at the event, the chairperson of the Teslim Adekunle Central Planning Committee at 80, Ms. Ekeoma Ezibe, said the committee made sure to give to those in need.

Ezeibe, who is the vice president of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, stated that people were given eye tests and glasses were given to those who needed, while those who needed surgeries were given operations.

He said many were screened for diabetes and those who required medication were given the same, adding that they were counseled on how to live well and manage the disease.

He revealed that some 800 people were given glasses and surgeries were performed on more than 100 people and counting, adding that thousands of people were fed during the exercise.

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