1000 Participants Benefit from Army's Medical Outreach in Ogun

Brigadier Gen. Adewale Adekoya addressing the press

No fewer than 1, 000 people have benefited from the free medical outreach, organised by the Nigerian Army in commemoration of the Nigerian Army Day celebration 2021(NADCEL) held at Ijaye Titun in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

According to the command, the outreach was aimed at improving the health of the people, as well as foster better relationships between the military and civilians in the community.

Addressing journalists, the Brigade Commander, Brigadier Gen. Adewale Adekoya ,Commander 35 Artillery Brigade Alamala disclosed that the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahyah had instructed the Nigerian Army to carry out the outreach as a proof that the army is the people's welfare and security.

 "The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahyah, as told us to carry out this medical outreach to let the citizens know that the Nigerian Army are to secure the citizen and not to scare.Provide security in a aid to civilian authority. The indegine should not fear the Nigerian Army"

Beneficiaries checking his blood pressure

"We are to reach about a thousand beneficiaries today, we have drugs here which we have provided to a thousand people as many as they are here to benefit out of it" 

He  appreciated the Governor of Ogun State Prince Dapo Abiodun for his support concerning security in the State.

His words " In terms of security, since I took over the command , I have been going round the entire State to ensure that I can create a Defence Shield round the entire Ogun State.

"I assured you that very soon the Executive Governor will be launching operation messa which he sought permission from the chief of Army staff on the 8th of November last year and he has granted approval on the 12th of November last year, and the executive Governor will soon be activating operation messa in the state.

"When the executive Governor does that, I can assure you that Ogun State people will sleep with their two eye's open.

" All issues of kidnapping, cultism , all issues if various social vices  that have been ravaging the state  including various issues like banditry, and even our various forest reserve have been taken over by various bandit, smuggling, vandalism, I can assure you when operation messa commences, I will assure you that ogun State will be the most secured State in Nigeria as a whole.

Abeokuta North LG Chairman checking his blood pressure

Reacting, the transition committee Chairman, Abeokuta North Local Government Prince Babatunde Tella commended the effort of the Nigerian Army for contributing their quota to the social welfare of the people.

He said "I believe the community will appreciate it the more because they will gained all the medical things they will give are free. They contributing to the environment in which the barrack is sighted.

Nigerian Army Officers' Wives Association(NAOWA) presenting gift to children at Stella Obasanjo motherless home.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army Officers' wives Association (NAOWA) 35 Artillery Brigade Chapter Abeokuta Ogun State paid a courtesy visit to Stella Obasanjo motherless home with cash and gift.

The wife of the commander and the zonal coordinator Mrs Adeola Adekoya sympathizes with the children and appreciated the care and love people showed to them.

"it is very pathetic to have people abandoning children at this time.It very painful to see children at this time who don't have parents, thank God for people that are here taking care of this children.

She advised parents to take good care of their children and shouldn't abandoned them.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Okon who is the widows coordinator Alamala Barracks appreciated the gesture, said " some of the villagers don't have money to take care of themselves but through this outreach a lot of them came out in large numbers to take care of their medical treatment and drugs for free.

"We really appreciate our Brigade Commander for doing that", She submitted.
NAOWA zonal coordinator presenting gifts to widows in Alamala Barracks

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