600 PEOPLE IN BOBI GRAZING RESERVE COMMUNITY IN MARIGA LOCAL AREA OF NIGER STATE BENEFIT FROM FREE MEDICAL SERVICES


In giving back to the society especially the less privileged, a two day free medical outreach has been carried out on 600 locals living within the Bobi Grazing Reserve in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State.

The free health care Outreach which was at the instance of Hail Consortium,an Aminu Musa Abdullasalam (AMA) Foundation and one of the investors in the Grazing was carried out in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

The Head of the consortium, Alhaji Musa Abdulsalam explained that the two-day exercise was informed by his desire to always put smiles on the faces of the less privileged in the society without expecting anything in return as well as impact positively on the lives of the people in the Reserve and its environs.

Alhaji Abdulsalam who disclosed that the AMA Foundation has been in 22 States in Nigeria providing various medical services to people, pointed out that similar kind gesture had been provided in Kontagora and Wushishi Local Government Areas of the State.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, Mr Jonathan Wasa who the reserve is under his purview appreciated the foundation for the kind gesture,adding that the State Government will continue to provide enabling environment for the Foundation to carry out its activities optimally.

Some of the Medical services rendered in partnership with the National Eye Center included eye related diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, eye surgery while slippers and bathing soaps were also given to residents of the reserve free of charge.

Hail Consortium is developing 5, 000 hectares for pasture cultivation at the Bobi Grazing Reserve for the purpose of dairy and beef production in a bid to subsequently end the importation of milk into the country.

Mary Noel-Berje
Chief Press Secretary to Governor of Niger State