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Sickle Cell Day: We’ll Pass Laws Protecting Patients’ Rights – Ogundoyin

...As Family Donates 5M Naira In Honour Of Late Father

Speaker, Oyo state house of assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has promised that the assembly will work with other arms of government to pass laws that will protect the rights of Sickle Cell patients and improve their living conditions.

Hon. Ogundoyin made the promise while speaking at a sensitisation and empowerment programme organized by the Ogundoyin family to mark the 2024 sickle cell day in honour their late father, an Ibarapa born philanthropist, Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin.

The speaker who said such legislation would help people living with Sickle Cell condition to live a productive and fulfilling lives, hinted that the programme was also to honor the resilience of every individual who has fought against the disease.

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Hon. Ogundoyin who explained that 70% of the world’s cases of the disease occur in Africa with Nigeria having the highest number of carriers worldwide, identified the need for policies that will reduce the economic burden put on families by SCD patients

Also speaking, chairman on the occasion who is the deputy governor of Oyo state, Barrister Bayo Lawal described late Adeseun Ogundoyin as a dogged business mogul who lived an impactful life despite his condition.

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Barrister Lawal advised the children to imbibe the courage and resilience exhibited by their late father.

Also speaking, lawmaker representing Lagelu state constituency, Hon. Olajide Akintunde, AKT described late Adeseun Ogundoyin as a giant who had made remarkable impacts in his community.

One of the sickle cell patients, Mr Peter Ajiboye appealed to governments at all levels and well-to-do individuals to support sickle cell Foundations so as to help patients manage their health status.

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Highlights of the event was the five million naira donation by the Ogundoyin family to support sickle cell patients, presentation of over five hundred medical kits, and the unveiling of a memoir of late Adeseun Ogundoyin.

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