No fewer than 132,591 people from the Niger Delta region, have so far benefited the free medical mission of a non-governmental organisation, the OB Lulu-Briggs Foundation for the past 20 years.
The Foundation’s programmes coordinator, Mrs. Ineba Tongkam, who disclosed this while speaking on a live radio programme monitored in Port Harcourt, said a total of 10,450 households in 25 communities in the Niger Delta, also benefitted from the NGO’s intervention.
Tongkam stated that a total of 1,316 Niger Deltans benefitted from the group’s scholarship grants while another 1,075 people, comprising men, women and youths were empowered with skills in the past 20 years.
She said: “All I see is grace. For this past 20 years, the OB Lulu-Briggs Foundation has been engaged in transforming lives. The foundation started in September 2001 with the programme, Care For Life. From few elderly people to hundreds of elderly people.
“Today, we have reached out to 600 indigent senior citizens and still counting. We go to communities, we fish them out and adopt them as our grand parents; we give them holistic care.
“The foundation has really done a lot. From Care For Life, we moved to free medical outreach. You know, as we take care of a situation, you will see another need. We later moved into Access To Clean Water.
“Today, we have provided free medicals to the door-steps of 132,591 persons. Under Access To Clean Water, we have reached out to 10,450 households in 25 communities in the Niger Delta.
“Even the free medical outreach is not only in Rivers State, it is across the Niger Delta. By the grace of God, we are moving forward and nothing is stopping us.”