By Egbe Attah with Agency Reports
Residents of Odessasa, a suburban area in Ugbokolo, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State on Saturday expressed great excitement as Ogigo Foundation Trust (OFT), a non-governmental organisation based in Otukpo, Benue State conducted a free medical outreach for them.
The Ogigo Foundation Trust team which was led by it’s Patron, Chief David Onyilokwu Ekwo and Adole Ogbo Samuel, Team Leader, held the programme at the LGEA Primary School in the area and had over 230 elderly, young women, men and children in attendance.
The Okpokwu people were majorly screened and treated for skin diseases, respiratory tract infections, eye disease, malaria, diabetes and tuberculosis, among others.
Pius James Odoh, the Odessasa Community Chairman, members of his executive, traditional rulers, widows, orphans and youths were major beneficiaries of the ground breaking event.
Mr Odoh, while giving a remark, extolled Chief Ms Ojoma Odeh, the Ogigo Mebe K’Otukpo and initiator of the programme as well as Senator Abba Patrick Moro for bringing health workers to their door steps to attend to them for free.
In his words: “It’s only God that can repay our Mother, Chief Ms Ojoma Odeh, the Ogigo mebe K’Otukpo and our father and leader, the Ogigo Mebe K’Idoma for remembering our people and coming to their aid.
“As the Chairman of this community, my people will continue to put everyone who made this move a success in prayer, they shall never lack anything good through out their lives and homes,” he concluded.