Tuesday 14 May 2024


The Asiwaju Of Ijesaland, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi led-Ijesa Community Development Assembly (ICDA) recorded another milestone in Ijesaland development with the historic and first of its kind introduction of Community-Driven Insurance Scheme for the Elderlies in all the six LGAs of Ijesaland.

The ICDA has fully mobilised the fund from well-meaning Ijesa Sons and Daughters both at home and in the diaspora to pay annually for 3,000 Ijesa elderly women and men from age 60 and above. For instance the sum of N50,000,000 (Fifty Million Naira) required to pay the first year health insurance premium of 3,000+ Elderlies in Ijesaland have been fully contributed and redeemed by the Ijesas within two weeks.


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National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has been selected as Service Provider while six NHIA accredited hospitals, located within Ijesaland, have also been identified as the Health Service Organizations (HSOs) to serve the communities in Ijesaland.

The five HMOs are:

1. Ijesaland Geriatric Centre, OAUTHC, Ilesa 

2. Adenle Memorial Hospital, Ilesa 

3. David Adewole Awe Medical Centre, Iwaraja

4. Jennifer Etuh Foundation Hospital, Ifewara 

5. Nigerian Airforce Hospital, Ipetu-jesa

6. Balm Ajec Specialist Hospital, Ilesa.

The primary objective of the ICDA in initiating this insurance scheme in Ijesaland is to increase the average lifespan of an Ijesa woman or man from the current National average of 56 years to a minimum of 100 years through provision of unfettered access to good and regular medical care services for all Ijesas resident in Ijesaland Communities.

This first of its kind and novel Community-Driven Insurance Scheme in Nigeria is conceived and initiated by the first-ever Asiwaju Of Ijesaland, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi, a renowned International Management Consultant and Human Capital Development Specialist. 

This life prolonging health insurance program has been widely accepted and embraced by the generality of Ijesaland cutting across the Traditional Rulers; Ijesa Leaders; Religious Communities; Professional Groups; Pan-Ijesa Societies and Clubs; Market Women and Men; and Trade Groups in all the six LGAs of Ijesaland.

Beneficiaries that are solely Ijesa Women and Men indigenes residing within the communities in the six LGAs of Ijesaland shall be having access to the following services amongst others, namely;

1. Unlimited access to Doctors' consultation at no fee.

2. Generous discount in the value of what patients pay for medication and drug supplies. In most cases patients shall be paying not more than 10% of the total market value for drugs and medication.

3. Patients shall be entitled to, after six months of registration, enjoy surgeries/procedures at nothing or little costs depending on the nature of the surgeries.

4. Patients shall from time to time have access to free medical education and enlightenment programs.

5. Pre-existing health challenges are no barrier for enrollment 

6. Age limitation is also not a barrier for all prospective beneficiaries 

7. The Health Insurance Scheme allows beneficiaries to enjoy primary, secondary, and tertiary health facilities 

The Management of this lofty human capital development scheme has been placed in the hands of the three critical Stakeholders in order to guarantee the success and sustainability of the scheme.

The three Stakeholders are, namely;

1. The Ijesa Community led by the Asiwaju Of Ijesaland, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi. ICDA Chairman & the Team Chairman.

2. Dr Abiola Familusi, MD.  Chief Medical Officer, Progressive Care Medical Center, New York, USA.

ICDA Member & Team Technical Adviser.

3. Dr Toyin Olalemi, MD. ApexTrust Finance, Ibadan. ICDA Member & Team General Secretary.

The Health Management Organizations (HMOs) led by :

4. Prof John Akin Okeniyi, Chief Medical Director, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife.

5. Dr Oladipupo Omolade Fakoya, Head, Ijesaland Geriatric Centre, OAUTHC Ilesa.

6. Mr Lekan Orabiyi, Head, NHIA Unit, OAUTHC Ile-Ife 

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Team comprises;

7. Mr Biodun Oyawoye, Ag. State Coordinator,  NHIA, Osun State.

8. Dr Saheed Adeyemo, Head, Standard & Quality. Assurance Unit, NHIA, Osun State 

Meanwhile, ICDA in conjunction with the NHIA have embarked on an ongoing massive advocacy and enlightenment across all communities in Ijesaland with a view to mobilise registration of all eligible Elderlies in Ijesaland.

Sooner than later, Ijesaland shall be turning to a regional medical tourist center where what Nigerians are traveling to look for in Sokoto abroad could be easily gotten in their pockets sokoto!

Ijesas came together two years ago to finance, build, and commission a N1B (One Billion Naira) largest Community funded Ijesaland Geriatric Centre (IGC), the second of its kind in Nigeria and West Africa. 

Two months ago, the same hospital for the elderly, Ijesaland Geriatric Centre (IGC) received a boost in its medical equipment and supplies with a donation of N1.5B (One Billion, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) worth of medical equipment and supplies from Medshare Inc. USA and facilitated by Ijesa Sons and Daughters both at home and in the diaspora.

When you think of living a minimum age of 100 years, think of relocating to Ijesaland, the new health Eldorado in Nigeria!

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