Emir, beneficiaries commend Nasarawa state govt over free medical outreach
THE Emir of Nasarawa in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibrin and some residents of the state have commended the state government for organising free medical eye outreach in three senatorial districts of the state.
Jibrin gave the commendation in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nasarawa on Wednesday.
He said that the outreach was in continuation of the state government’s free eye treatment.
The state government commenced free eye medical outreach on July 8 as part of activities to mark Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s 100 days in office.
The exercise started in Akwanga, Nasarawa North Senatorial District, followed by Nasarawa South Senatorial District, and would now be concluded in Nasarawa West Senatorial District.
The Nasarawa Emir, who is the past Minister of State for Environment, said that the free medical outreach is worth commendation, considering its effects on the health and lives of the people.
He said “government is all about services to the people. The medical outreach is worth commending as we are grateful to the Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule for the gesture.
“We are also grateful to the team of health professionals on the ground to do the needful to those with eye problems.
“The gesture will go a long way in improving the health status of the people, thereby improving the socio-economic development of the state.”
He also charged the Nasarawa Local Government Area officials to replicate the governor’s free medical outreach to the council areas to improve the health status of the people.
According to him, the Traditional Council of Local Government will be ever ready to support the idea if brought up by the council areas.
The first-class traditional ruler enjoined the people of the area and the state to live in peace and tolerate one another, irrespective of their affiliations for the overall development of the country.
A beneficiary of the eye outreach, Aliyu Aminu, also commended the state government for the gesture and called for its sustenance.
He said “we thank the state government for organising the free medical eye outreach.
Mr Jatau Jonathan, another beneficiary, said that the outreach would not only improve on the health status of the people but would also boost the socio-economic development of the state.
“It is only when a person is healthy that he or she can contribute to the development of society.”