..gifts anti diabetes drugs to patients
By Victor Akaa. Abuja
The residents of Mauper village, Mabushi community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja were thrilled by the gesture of Dr Obianyo Ijeoma Peace , a youth corps member,who conducted a free medical outreach programme to the community.
Corps member Ijeoma with National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) number FC/21A/1376 has also donated anti diabetes drugs to the Mabushi Primary Health Center, for the residents.
Dr. Ijeoma, a medical Lab scientist who is currently serving with the Army Headquarters (AHQ) Clinic has organised the ‘Awareness and Screening on Diabetes Mellitus’ to the community as her personal community development project for the service year.
She said, the idea to embark on this laudable and life serving project was conceived when she participated in the free medical outreach recently conducted by the Nigerian Army (NA) to the community during the Nigerian Army Day Celebration 2021.
According to her, she saw the desiring need to conduct the awareness and screening programme on Diabetes Mellitus when she discovered that most of the residents were diabetic.
She commended the Nigerian Army particularly the Chief of Administration (Army) and the AHQ Clinic for their support to execute the project.
Speaking during the programme, the Chief of Administration ,Maj Gen Usman Muhammed commended the gesture of Corps member Ijeoma and urged her to continue with the good works.
Represented by Brig Gen Ifanyi Otu, Maj Gen Muhammed who is the Special Guest of Honour reemphasized the need of having good health noting that ‘health is wealth’
He said the project is one of the core values of the NYSC which is “promoting national integration and unity of the youths” and called on the residents to avail themselves for the opportunity.
Speaking at the ceremony, the FCT Coordinator of NYSC, Alhaji Abdul Suleman, represented by the Assistant Director Personal CDS ,Mr. Owoicho Ukwenya highlighted the importance of the project noting that it is a unifying factor of the country.
He said, community development service was part of the duties expected of any serving corps member to do in his host community, describing Ijeoma as a ‘true Nigerian’.
He praised the corps member for her selfless service to the residents of Mabushi community and urged the beneficiaries to queue into the programme.
Also speaking ,the Dakachi of Mabuchi, His Royal Highness Alhaji Aminu Esu Akuye lauded the philanthropic gesture of the Corps member to his community and wished him well in her future endeavours.
Over 300 people benefited from the programme,they were screened and tested for diabetes mellitus and Blood pressure as well as counseling .