As part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary celebration of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Gombe state chapter of the Labour union on Wednesday donated assorted items to Gombe state Specialist Hospital Paediatric Ward.
Donating the items at the hospital premises the state chairman of NLC, Comrade Haruna Kamara said as a union they have a responsibility to help the needy, hence donating the items to the hospital to mark the 40th anniversary of the congress.
He said as a union they noted the challenges people are facing in the society and decided to mobilise resources to help out.
He added that one of their key responsibilities is to make sure that they take part in assisting the needy. “During our congress meeting we resolved to help in assisting the needy and the less privileged in our society to mark the 40th anniversary of our great Union, that’s why we are here today to donate this items.” He said.
While commending the nurses and midwives for the good work they are doing to ensure quality services in the hospital, Kamara, assured them of NLC’s support to help enhance their productivity.
“The Labour congress is proud of you and proud of what you are doing. We are always going to associate with what you are doing to the benefit of mankind.”
The hospital head of nursing services, Napoleon Bulus, hailed the Labour union for the donation revealing that as a senior member of the National Association of Nurses and Midwives (NANM), an affiliate body of the NLC, he is very proud of the success story.
“This donation will greatly help some of our patients who might not otherwise be able to afford these items, we really appreciate this thoughtful donation and I am very sure our patients will as well.”
Some of the items donated include cartons of beverages, soap, sugar, pampers, dettol and variety of sanitary pads.
Earlier the state officials of the NLC led by Comrade Kamara, also visited the Gombe central prison and donated some items. The Labour Congress also paid the fine of about N200 thousand to secure the release of 23 inmates.
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