One hundred members of Youth Earnestly Seek Soludo, (YESS), have been enrolled into the Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme.
The beneficiaries were enrolled during the celebration of the second anniversary of the existence of the group at Nnobi Idemili South Local Government Area, on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the Youth Earnestly Seek Soludo is a political movement that mobilises support and solidarity for the actualisation of the political aspirations of APGA Chieftain and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Soludo.
The celebration attracted youths from the three senatorial districts and twenty-one local government areas of the state.
Enrolling the beneficiaries, the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Simeon Onyemaechi, said Anambra State Government under Governor Willie Obiano, designed the scheme to give residents of the state easy access to affordable quality healthcare as part of interventions to promote healthy living across the state.
Dr Onyemechi explained that the scheme enables beneficiaries to maintain regular medical checks to detect illnesses early enough for prompt treatment to prevent complications and commended YESS leadership for the initiative of caring for the health needs of its members.
In a speech YESS convener, Dr Nelson Omenugha said the movement which started two years ago was in recognition and appreciation of the impact, motivation and inspiration of Professor Chukwuma Soludo on youths and need to harness his potential in governance to further elevate Anambra State to a pride of place and entrench tenets of good governance.
Dr Omenugha noted that Professor Soludo is one of the gifts of God to Anambra State and explained that beneficiaries of the Health Insurance Scheme were selected from the twenty-one Local Government Areas of the state, assuring that more members of the movement would be enrolled in coming days.
The Chairman of the occasion, Dr Amechi Nwachukwu, noted that health insurance is fundamental in maintaining a healthy society and urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the opportunity to promote their health.
He commended the movement for its sustained efforts in mobilizing support for Professor Soludo, noting that youths are reshaping and changing the course of governance in various countries of the world.
In a remark, the father of the convener, Dr Mike Omenugha, urged members of the group to remain firm and resolute to achieve set goals.
One of the supporters of the movement, Barrister Chukwuebuka Igwe, donated a bus to the group during the event.
Source: Nigerian Tribune