The Ekiti government has listed more than 114 traditional rulers in towns and villages of the state to be among beneficiaries of its free healthcare programmes.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi announced this on Thursday at Oye-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of the state.

The governor was in the town to distribute cheques amounting to N300 million to 82 communities in dire need of government intervention in various self-help projects initiated by them.

According to him, the need to accommodate traditional rulers in the core area of free healthcare policy of his government has become necessary, in view of their closeness to the grassroots.
He noted that when the government?s health policy commenced, it would include what he described as “Ilera-Laafin??, meaning “health in the palace?? to all traditional rulers, including members of their households.
Fayemi said: “our traditional rulers and members of their households will all receive free healthcare at their palaces at any time of the day. “The health mission, `Ilera-Laafin?, will make access to adequate health facilities available to the monarchs, their families and workers in all Ekiti palaces.

“The Ilera-Laafin will commence by the middle of July.?? The governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing more dividends of democracy at the grassroots, which, he said, represented 75 per cent of the state’s population.
He, therefore, urged the people to contribute their own quota toward maintaining the government’s infrastructure. 


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