Nigerian Army Offers Free Medical Services To 5,000 In Kaduna Community

Nigerian Army Offers Free Medical Services To 5,000 In Kaduna Community
  • …Engages In Clean-up Exercise In Delta

Rahila Abdullahi (Kaduna) and Owen Akenzua, Asaba

One Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, yesterday, offered free medical services to 5,000 people in Sabon Gayan, a community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The General Officer Commanding, GOC, Major-General Kabir Mukhtar reiterated the Nigerian Army’s commitment to render selfless service to host communities.

Mukhtar, who was represented by the Commander, 51 Engineering Brigade, 1 Division, Brigadier-General Adeleke Aiyennuga, said the medical outreach was in commemoration of the 2022 Nigerian Army Day Celebration, NADCEL.

“It was also aimed at demonstrating its capacity to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria, as well as honour the fallen heroes who paid the supreme price in service to fatherland”, he said.

AljazirahNigeria gathered that some of the services rendered include medical consultations, laboratory investigations, dental care and eye care, as well as distribution of eyeglasses and treated mosquito nets.

Others are HIV testing and counselling, provision of free drugs and malaria prevention, awareness and treatment, among others.

According to him, considering the importance of health and health-related issues, the division deemed it fit to conduct the programme at Sabon Gayan so as to strengthen civil-military relation.

He said the objectives of NADCEL include showcasing the army as an instrument of national unity, integration and development.

Declaring the event open, Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i on Security, Brigadier-General Umar Ibrahim (rtd), commended the division for organizing the exercise and urged residents to take full advantage of the programme.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the District Head of Sabon Gayan, Alhaji Muhammad Jibrin lauded the army for the gesture, describing it as the first of its kind in the area.

In a related development, the Commander, 63 Brigade, Delta State, Brigadier-General David Saraso has expressed the military’s commitment to implement its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, to the citizenry.

Saraso stated this in Asaba during a clean-up exercise by officers and men of the Nigerian Army as part of the Army Day celebration.

Our correspondent reports that as early as 7am, military men cleared the roads and pavements along Ogbeogonogo Market.

The commander explained that the objective was to showcase the army as an instrument of national integration and development.

“We are out here to observe this day as part of our community service by way of our corporate social responsibility to our immediate environment. We chose to come here to contribute our quota in keeping this environment safe and clean”, General Saraso said.

According to him, the exercise was part of a weeklong process to celebrate the 2022 Army Day slated between July 1 and 6.

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