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  • Updated: December 07, 2022

Nigerian Army Provides Free Medicare To 1,121 Residents In Enugu

No fewer than 1,121 residents of Igboeze South Local Government Area of Enugu State have been provided with free and comprehensive healthcare provided by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday.

The exercise featured free health counseling, various medical tests and checks, dental checks, drugs, free eye check and glasses as well as insecticide treated nets given to pregnant/nursing mothers, multi-vitamin for children and referral services.

Declaring the medical outreach open in Unadu community of the council area, the Commander, 82 Division Garrison, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim, said that the exercise was part of activities meant to strengthen Civil-Military-Cooperation (CIMIC) for the ongoing Exercise Golden Dawn - 2.

 “The pillars of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) vision centres on professionalism, readiness, administration and cooperation”, he said.

According to him, it is on the premise of the fourth pillar that the Nigerian Army envisaged leveraging on CIMIC as a means to interact with the civil populace.

“The Nigerian Army is also using this CIMIC exercise to touch lives of the less privileged in host communities and council area through provision of aids and conducting of medical outreach programmes,” he added.

The commander said that the Nigerian Army was also reaching out to Nigerian communities with educational aids among others to foster cordial and beneficial relationships with its host communities.

"To this end, I wish to especially appreciate the COAS and General Officer Commanding of 82 Division for making the funds available and the medical team who have been carefully selected for this exercise.

“I want to, as well, urge the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity provided and also inform their kinsmen on the good intentions of the Nigerian Army and the need to be law abiding by staying away from crime."

On the Exercise Golden Dawn-2, the commander said that the exercise had been recording huge successes and the various feedback from residents within the Division also point in the direction of its successes.

“From the reports we are getting from the members of various communities under the Division, criminality has been reduced."

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