BY AUGUSTINA OKINEDO
Ondo State governor , Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has called on elders in the state who are still agile to contribute to public service to come forward with their data for reintegration.
Governor Akeredolu made this known in a keynote address at an event marking the national senior citizens day in Akure organised by Ondo State stakeholders consultative forum on ageing.
The governor represented by the commissioner for women affairs Princess Adebunmi Oshadaun noted that the elders remained a store house of wisdom needed in piloting the affairs of the state and the country at large hence the need for them to continue contributing their quota to developing the society.
The governor also appealed to senior citizens to lend their voices against social vices, immorality and most importantly political violence.
In an address the national secretary elders association of Nigeria Dr Moses Olatunbosun requested implementation of the elder persons rights and privileges which would cater for the welfare of senior citizens in the country.
Appreciating the federal government for setting aside the day to celebrate senior citizens in Nigeria, the co-chairman 2 , Ondo State stakeholders consultative forum on ageing , Mrs Rachael Agbi called on elders to key into the programme in order to be carried along in government activities.
During the event , there was free medical checkup and biometric capturing for elders yet to obtain their national identity number.