Civil servants in Akwa Ibom State particularly in the State’s Ministry of Information and Strategy have benefited from a free eye test and glasses, courtesy of the Commissioner, Comrade Ini Ememobong, as part of events marking his one year in office.
Heeding the call to avail themselves of the exercise, staffers of the Ministry from their various places of posting joined those at the headquarters to have their eyes examined.
Addressing the staff, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, stressed the importance of a healthy vision and noted that such is sustained by frequent checks and care.
He maintained that the exercise which is in partnership with DOTT Glasses with headquarters in Czech Republic and offices in different countries including Nigeria, aimed at examining the health condition of the workers’ eyes.
He added that, “if your case is more complicated than these glasses can solve, you will be referred competently to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist, depending on what your diagnosis will be.”
In his remarks, the chief executive officer of DOTT Glasses, Mr. Philip Staehelin, thanked Comrade Ememobong for sponsoring the exercise for his Ministry’s staff.
He said that, “awareness is something that is lacking, some people who have not seen properly, they don’t know there is a fix, but the technology has been around for hundreds of years”.
After testing and consultation for the staff of the Ministry, over 100 staff were given free medical glasses of different specifications, based on diagnosis, while referrals were made for others.
Speaking on behalf of the staff, the Information Officer serving at the Local Government Commission, Mrs. Margaret Moore, expressed profound appreciation to the Commissioner for the thoughtful gestures, praying that God will strengthen and bless him.
It would be recalled that since the assumption of office by Comrade Ememobong as Information Commissioner, staff have benefitted in unprecedented manner from capacity development programmes, monthly birthday celebrations and other welfare packages.