Nigerian Navy, Lion Club offer independence Day Outreach to Save Lives

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Nigerian Navy, Lions club offer independence day medical outreach in Cross River community

In collaboration with the Canaan City Lions Club, the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Victory provided medical care to the Ikot Edem Odo village in the Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River, Ejes Gist Newspaper reports.

The initiative, called Independence Day Medical Rhapsody, offered community members free eye exams, tests for malaria, blood pressure, diabetes, and hepatitis, as well as free donations of eyeglasses, insecticide-treated nets, and medications.

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Commodore Ifeanyi Okpala, Commander NNS Victory, stated during the outreach that Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, the Chief of Naval Staff, had ordered the outreach.

Okpala, who was represented by Commander Solomon Nelson, stated that in keeping with Nigeria’s 62nd anniversary of independence, it was important to let the general public know that the military was concerned about their health.

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“We conducted this medical rhapsody to care for the people’s health and to learn how they are doing in terms of their health.

We will cater to the Odo community,” he stated.

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In a similar vein, Mrs. Felicita Opata, President of the Canaan City Lions Club, stated that the outreach was a key component of their strategy for meeting the healthcare needs of underserved and rural populations.

Opata predicted that October would be a very busy month for them because they would be running several awareness programmes for diabetes, diabetes awareness, and mental health.

“We decided to express our independence celebration in the form of service to humanity in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy; I think this is the best way to celebrate the nation’s anniversary,” she stated.

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Chief Patrick Etim, Chief of Ikot Edem Odo Community, thanked the Navy and the Club on behalf of his community, saying the outreach was comprehensive and a blessing.

Etim, however, pleaded with the government to provide the village with portable water and electricity.

Another recipient, Mr. Ekpenyong Offion, who spoke to Newsmen prayed that the Almighty God would bless the Lions Club and the Nigerian Navy for their kind act.

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According to him, he now has quality hypertension medications that will last him for more than two months, a mosquito-treated net to help him fight malaria, and new spectacles that will allow him to read.

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