BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, PORT HARCOURT
About three hundred residents of Eliozu Community, Rivers State have benefited from Free Medical Outreach put together by the Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association, NAFOWA, Port Harcourt Chapter, in conjunction with One-One Five Special Operations Group, Nigerian Air Force, Port Harcourt.
The Commander One-One Five Special Operations Group, Nigerian Air Force Port Harcourt, Group Captain, Abdulafeez Opaleye who declared the event open in Eliozu Community, Port Harcourt Rivers State, described the exercise as a demonstration of Nigerian Air Force’s Corporate Social Responsibility to the civilian populace, especially the host Communities.
It was a moment of joy for the residents of Eliozu Community including the elderly and children as they trooped out in their numbers to benefit from the Free medical outreach put together by the Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association (NAFOWA) PORT HARCOURT Chapter, in conjunction with One-One Five Special Operations Group, Nigerian Air Force, Port Harcourt.
Being the First of its kind in the community, the participants were arranged to pass through documentation for crowd control, then proceed to medical tests session and thereafter, meet the doctor who then prescribes appropriate treatment and or drugs.
While speaking on the aim of the programme, the Commander One-One Five Special Operations Group, Nigerian Air Force, Port Harcourt, Group Captain Abdulafeez Opaleye explained that apart from ensuring security of lives and property across the country, Nigerian Air Force is determined to straighten Civil military relationship.
Group Captain Opaleye who acknowledged the support of both the Chief of Air Staff and National President of NAFOWA in making the outreach a reality, emphasized the importance of good health in the development of individuals and the community.
Similarly, the Coordinator NAFOWA Port Harcourt Chapter, Mrs. Nafeesa Opaleye, who noted that the association is concerned about the humanity, gave assurance of the quality of medical personnel present and services rendered to the beneficiaries.
IN their responses, the paramount Ruler Eliozu Community, His Royal Highness, Chief Emeka Orlu, represented by the Community Development Committee Chairman, Mr. Okey Amaewule and another beneficiary Mrs. Joyce Amaewule described the gesture as unprecedented and encouraging.
The residents while applauding the Air Force, solicited for more of such exercises from other organizations for the community.
The beneficiaries received free drugs, eye glasses, mosquito treated nets among others.