Farmer dies of snake bite

Foun­da­tion do­nates ma­te­ri­als to or­phans, wid­ows

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah By Ganiyat Lawal & Zeenat Ab­du­lazeez

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.

Drum­mers en­ter­tain guests at an event in Abaji re­cently.

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