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Friday, October 13, 2017

Association Distributes 1500 Free Eyeglasses To Members With sight Problems In Awka

Awka Develpoment Union Nigeria (ADUN), yesterday, distribute of over 1,500 eyeglasses to the indigenes of the community with different sight conditions.

The medical mission led by the town’s President General, Chief Amobi Nwaokafor covered the seven major quarters of Awka community which comprised of Eziawka, Amaenyi, Agulu, Amikwo, Ifite Awka and Umuokpu quarters.

Chief Nwaokafor, in an interview with journalists in Awka, said the humanitarian service by the ADU, Nigeria was in furtherance of the gesture by the Awka Union, USA and Canada, who he said, carried out medical mission in May this year for diabetic patients and other ailments that are treatable without surgery in the community.

He noted that the 2017 medical mission on the free eye test, free eyeglasses, free screening and treatment for hypertension and related illnesses were part of the union’s community service, aimed at assisting indigenes to care for their sights.

“Our kind of union practice is purely community service. Before now, we don’t wait for any government to do anything for us, we believe we can do it ourselves. This aspect of community service which we tagged: ADUN Medical mission is targeted at conducting free eye test and distribution of free eyeglasses to the indigenes of Awka.

“This particular project targets at 1,500 people within seven days but I can tell you that we attended to more than that and it is a programme that will continue from time to time until every other Awka indigene that has eye problem is diagnosed and treated free by the union,” he said.

The President General, while assuring those not captured in the medical mission to excise patient, however, accused past governments in the state for the underdevelopment in the state capital and urge the present administration to continue in its good work of turning Awka into a befitting capital.

“The present government, as a matter of fact, has done well enough in supporting this kind of health mission unlike its predecessors. Government is mandated  to take care of the entire welfare of the people; including good roads, good water, housing, health care, schools and so on. And without any iota of doubt, the government in place now is truly working when it comes to the welfare of the people".

Beneficiaries, Mrs Helen Anago and Nweke Anthony expressed gratitude for the gesture and prayed for its sustenance.

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