2.5MILLION PEOPLE BENEFIT FROM NDDC FREE HEALTH CARE PROGRAMME
The Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NDDC, Mrs. Osato Iyasere Arenyeka has said that over 2.5 million people of the Niger Delta origin have benefited immensely from the free health care delivery by the Commission since its inception ten years ago.
Mrs. Arenyeka said this at the flag off of the NDDC/Pro Health Free Medical Mission held at the Cottage Hospital Ukana in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
“We are witnessing a turning point in the lives of the good people of Ukana community and its environs, it is a time to bid farewell to endemic diseases and ignorance, and to embrace good healthcare brought to your doorsteps, free of charge,” she said.
The NDDC boss, who was represented by the Deputy Director, Education, Health and Social Services, Dr Solomon Ita stressed that they should be law abiding and live in peace with their neighbours, adding that there will be no meaningful development without an atmosphere of peace.
Speaking on behalf of the Ukana community, the clan head, His Royal Highness (Obong) Joseph Akpabio, commended the NDDC for the gesture, adding that I feel proud and happy that what I am saying about the health sector programme of the NDDC is very good.
The Obong called on the NDDC to initiate other programmes that will be beneficial to the people.