Farmer dies of snake bite
Foundation donates materials to orphans, widows
Aforty seven year-old farmer lost his life after he was bitten by a snake while working on his farm at Rubokya village, Kwaku ward in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
A relative of the deceased, Musa Ezekiel, said the deceased stepped on a brown snake while working on his farm last Saturday, but did not
A non-governmental organization, Mili Foundation, with support from Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, at the weekend put smiles on the faces of widows, orphans and the less privileged in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The foundation donated 25 grinding machines, 30 sewing machines, 25 hair dressers and also promised that 100 people will benefit from start-up funds for small scale businesses. notice the snake until it bit him.
He said the deceased was busy weeding until he started feeling pains and discovered a trickle of blood on his right leg.
Ezekiel said the deceased was immediately rushed back home and given traditional medicine and was well until the next day when the situation deteriorated, adding that by the time he was rushed to a neighbouring health center at Kwaku
In her speech, the Executive Director of Mili Foundation, Evangelist Rahab Gideon Dogo, noted that the gesture was meant to improve the social wellbeing of the less privilege in the society.
She thanked Mobil Producing for the moral and financial support, saying the charity programme was meant to give the less privileged a sense of belonging.
The representative of Mobil producing Nigeria Unlimited, Sir Eric Inalegwu, charged the beneficiaries village, it was too late.
He said the remains of the deceased was later buried at the village, even as efforts to search for the snake and kill it were not successful.
Ezekiel recalled how another farmer was bitten by a snake while working on his farmer at the village a month ago, saying the victim later survived after intensive traditional treatment was given to him. to made judicious use of the items and funds to improve their living conditions.
About 180 people benefited from the programme and the foundation promised that it will always identify with the charity and compassionate programmes.
The foundation also distributed bags of assorted food items and ingredients to the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs from Borno and Adamawa at Riverside, Masaka, and Karu local government areas.
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