By Lucy Ackanyon
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has donated the sum of 50 million naira to Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF), the foundation of the First Lady of Benue State, Dr Eunice Ortom, to facilitate completion of its Integrated Health Facility located at Apir, Makurdi Local Government Area.
Governor Wike made the donation Monday in Makurdi when the ESLF’s Founder and Wife of Governor of the state, Dr Ortom led him and other members of the PDP G-5 Integrity Governors on a tour of the facility.
He stated that the project when completed would have great impact on people of the state, especially in light of increase in drug abuse incidences in the country, and urged Mrs Ortom to continue to use her foundation to improve the lives of people of the state.
“I believe that when this project comes to fruition, it will help people of the state,” wike said, adding that he would continue to support the progress of the work.
Governors Nyesom Wike, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu and Seyi Makinde of Rivers, Enugu, Abia and Oyo States respectively, who are otherwise known as the PDP G-5 with Governor Ortom, are in Benue State to commission roads and electrification projects executed by the Benue governor.
The ESLF Integrated Heath Centre which is currently under construction is designed to house a mother and child unit, drug rehabilitation unit and skills acquisition unit with complete doctor and patient quarters.