As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the 1 Division Nigerian Army Headquarters, Kaduna at the weekend provided free medical treatment to thousand s of residents of Sayen Lemu of Zaria local government area of Kaduna State.
Also, a block of classroom renovated by the Division in the same community was commissioned.
On the essence of the gesture, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Mohammed Mohammed, tsaid that the Nigerian Army embarked on it to further cement to fortify its information gathering.
He said that the medical outreach included mass deworming, dental care, provision of lenses, screening for hepatitis B and HIV, distribution of mosquito nets, screening for hypertension, eye diseases, diabetes mellitus, and kidney disease.
No fewer than 2,000 residents of the community benefited from the medical outreach.
The GOC said,: “The Army renovates the classrooms to reduce the number of children that roam the community which could constitute a menace to the society if not cared for.”
He promised the construction of boreholes for the community to have access to quality water. “We will continue to give free medical support to reduce ailments in this community,” he assured.
Speaking on behalf of the residents, the village head of Pammadina community, Bature Safianu said the event is historic and quite commendable.
On their parts, the vice chairman, Zaria local government, Hon. Aliyu Ibrahim and the district head of Dutsen Abba, Alhaji Falalu Umar commended the Nigerian Army for their good gesture to the community.
“We are grateful by this social services that the Army is bringing to us at a time like this.”
On the maintenance of the facility, the district head urged the residents to make use of the available opportunity judiciously, saying that the renovation of the classrooms will boost the educational status of people in the community.
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