NDA provides free medical services, social amenities to Kaduna communities




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The Defence Academy (NDA), on Friday provided free treatment to Akupal, Anguwan Bala and Anguwan Yawa of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gesture, which was part of activities marking this year’s “Camp Highland” exercise for army cadets of Regular Course 68, also saw the three benefiting from two Mono boreholes.
Addressing the residents of the communities, Commandant of the Academy, Maj-Gen Ibrahim Yusuf, explained that the gesture was part of corporate social responsibility of the Academy.
Yusuf assured the residents that the outreach and forms of would be sustained.
He also pledged to resuscitate the dilapidated main borehole of the communities, as well as install a one at a suitable location, after carrying out detailed assessment.
Also speaking, Commander of the NDA Hospital, Col Abraham Ayeni, said some of the services offered included treatment of malaria fever, deworming of small children, providing walking aids for the aged, provision of eye glasses,among others.
In a remark, the Head of Finance, Zangon Kataf Council, Mr Philip Galadima, commended the NDA for the gesture, stressing that the would further the existing relationship between the locals and the military.
He said that the gesture would also go a long way in encouraging the people to provide useful information to the military on issues affecting security in the area.
Also speaking, Village Head of Ikulu, Mr Yohanna Kukah, acommended the NDA for identifying with the Ikulu people and assured of continued cooperation.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of wheelchairs and crutches to deserving persons, as well as the inauguration of mono boreholes by the Commandant.(NAN).(www.nannews.ng)