Aisha Buhari holds free med­i­cal out­reach

Weekly Trust - - News - Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

The wife of the Pres­i­dent, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, yes­ter­day or­gan­ised a free med­i­cal out­reach for women and chil­dren in Kogi State un­der her pet project, “Fu­ture As­sured.”

The out­reach which was car­ried out in col­lab­o­ra­tion with wife of the state gov­er­nor, Mrs. Rashidat Bello, fea­tured screen­ing and pro­vi­sion of med­i­ca­tions, eye glasses, de­worm­ing tablets and vi­ta­min C tablets were also ad­min­is­tered to chil­dren.

Mrs. Buhari, rep­re­sented by the wife of Nasarawa State Gov­er­nor, Mrs. Mairo Al-Makura, ex­pressed op­ti­mism that the screen­ing will im­prove the health of the peo­ple of the state and serve as a re­minder for reg­u­larly check­ups.

The wife of Kogi State Gov­er­nor urged the peo­ple of the state to take ad­van­tage of the pro­gramme which will re­duce the health chal­lenges.

The pro­gramme’s Na­tional Co­or­di­na­tor, Dr. Mo­ham­mad Kamal, said the tar­get was to screen and treat­ment about 3000 adults and 1000 chil­dren.

Rel­a­tives of the 2002 Ikeja bomb blast vic­tims ap­peal to the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to ful­fill the prom­ise of pay­ing them com­pen­sa­tion, in La­gos yes­ter­day. It could be re­called that 14 years ago, a bomb ex­ploded in­side the Ikeja Mil­i­tary Can­ton­ment, which caused panic out­side the bar­rack and led to the death of over 1,000 La­gos res­i­dents PHOTO: NAN

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