The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Burutai, has flagged off a one day free medical care in Akwanga, the headquarters of Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa.
Similarly, the COAS also commissioned a Primary Health Care Clinic in Akpata, the headquarters of Akun Development Area in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government of the state.
The free medical care in Akwanga and the commissioning of the clinic in Akpata, were done by the Nigerian Army, under the civil military relations project.
Over 700 patients were attended to during the free medical exercise which featured free health screening, free consultation, free dental care and free drugs.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the gesture was part of efforts to enhance civil-military relations.
General Buratai, also said that the gesture was to complement government efforts in medical service delivery.
“This is to get closer to the people and demonstrate the fact that we are hired by Nigerians to defend Nigeria.
“So, we are here to extend a hand of fellowship to the people by providing them with medical care.
“It is part of the outreach designed to further cement our relations with the people we serve. Everywhere we go, we try to do this,’’ the chief of army staff said.
He described the outreach as a comprehensive package intended to give succour to the people.
He called on Nigerians to feed the military and other security agencies in the country with useful informations that will lead to the total halt to the security situation in the country.
Responding, the Chun Mada, Samson Gamu Yare, who thanked the COAS for the visit, commended the military for bringing the free medical care to his domaim.
The Chun Mada also gave Kudos to the military for defeating insurgency in the north east and curbing security challenges in the country.
Speaking earlier, the IMC chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area, thank the military for choosing his council area for the free outreach.
He pledged the commitment of the council to synergise with the military and others to bring developmental gesture to the area.
Mrs Christy Audu, one of the beneficiaries with dental problem, thanked the army for the free medical service, saying that she had not been able to seek medical help until now for lack of money.
Mrs Hassana Musa, Hannah Sarki and others, who benefitted from the free distribution of drugs also thanked the army for the gesture.
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