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Lions Club to construct eye clinic in FCT suburb


Abuja –  The International Association of Lions Club on Tuesday said it would construct an eye care clinic at Pwoyi, a suburb along the Airport Road, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mrs Stella Agbogun, the Multiple Council Chairperson of the club, disclosed this at the ground breaking and foundation laying ceremony for the hospital in Abuja.
The Multiple District 404 A2 members of the club, an NGO, is putting the project with the theme “Build for Sight” in place.
Agbogun said the facility, when completed, would be the first eye care hospital built by the organisation in Nigeria.
She said that the hospital would cater for the health needs of not only community members but all Nigerians, especially the less privileged in the country.
She said that the hospital would also provide world class services to reduce the number of persons who frequently travelled abroad in search of better treatment.
“The eye is a very important organ in the body and if that organ is affected, the patient faces a multiple problem.
“This project is the first in the country that the association is building. We have an eye care hospital in Kenya and India but there will be one in Nigeria to help the less privileged.
“Lions club is an organisation that provides humanitarian services and we are focused primarily in helping the less privileged.
“The club is particularly targeting those who have eye problems and cannot access services due to their condition,” Agbogun said.
She called on Nigerians, private and public organisations to support the club in realising the project.
Chief John Gata, the Village Head of Pwoyi, said the community provided the land for the construction of the hospital as the facility would provide jobs and healthcare services.
Gata lauded the initiative of the club, saying that the hospital would be the first facility in the community to provide free healthcare service to the community, if completed.
Mrs Obo Edet, a member of the club, said the club hoped to complete the project within four years.
She said the club had earmarked more than N30 million for the project, adding that it still needed support from individuals and organisations for more funds to complete the project on time. (NAN)

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