Bobi residents await free medical attention
In giving back to the society especially the less-privileged, a two- day free medical outreach has been carried out on 600 people living within the Bobi Grazing Reserve in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger state.
Mary Noel-Berge, chief press secretary to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, of Niger state, said in a statement on Saturday that 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, 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.