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MLSCN, peace corps offer free medicals for freed Chibok girls

Peace Corps of Nigeria and the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), under the leadership of Dr Tosan Erabhor, have pledged to conduct free Hepatitis, HIV, malaria and sugar level test on the recently freed Chibok girls.

This is apart from the N3.5 million endowment planned by the Corps for the girls.

National Commandant of the Corps, Ambassador Dickson Akoh, said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had already been signed with the Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative with regard to the fund.

He stated that the donation was a paltry contribution by the officers of the Corps in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory to the welfare and rehabilitation of the girls.

Akoh noted that the organisation was convinced that the Federal Government needed support to actualise the rehabilitation and integration of the girls into the society.

“We are therefore of the view that the release of these girls should elicit the passion and humanitarian concern of all public spirited Nigerians and charitable organisation towards the welfare of these girls,” he said.

He said: “Our organisation, in partnership with the Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative (AFRISEI, has formed a formidable synergy with a view to setting up an endowment fund which will cater for the well-being of the released girls and it is our ardent belief that this endowment fund will greatly assist in restoring hope to these girls.”

In her remark, the president of AFRISEI, Hadiza Buhari Bello, noted that considering the present economic recession the country was passing through, it was necessary for government to be assisted in ensuring that funds were raised to champion the course of rehabilitating the released Chibok girls to a concluding success.