Photos: Former Super Eagles Player Obafemi Martins Donates Hospital Equipments And Mobility Aids To Lagos State Govt

Former super eagles player and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC striker, Obafemi Martins, donated hospital equipment and mobility aids worth millions of Naira to the Lagos State Government on Thursday 2nd November. 

Presenting the equipment to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode at the State House in Alausa, Ikeja, Martins said that the gesture was part of the mission of his foundation – Obafemi Martins Foundation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the equipment include 185 wheel chairs,100 baby cots,180 crutches, 60 hospital beds ,13 electronic wheelchairs and 400 pieces of white canes for the blind.

While presenting the Equipments, Martins said;

“It is an honour for me to introduce something very dear to me which is my philanthropic foundation.
“The mission of the foundation is to assist the less privileged,”°

He expressed confidence that his contribution to the society would impact positively on lives.

Responding, Ambode hailed Martins for the donation, describing it as a worthy

We believe strongly that sports can be a veritable tool to touch humanity, and Martins has just exemplified that.

“You have shown yourself to be a true model on and off the pitch, and the state is proud to be associated with you,’’ Ambode said.

The governor gave the assurance that the equipment would be used judiciously.

He called on other well meaning individuals to emulate Martins by giving back to the society.
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