Python Dance: Former Army Chief, General Ihejirika attends Free Medical Outreach in Abia
As part of the programme of Exercise EGWU EKE 11, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major AB Abubakar in line with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS)’s directive, has at about 1030 hours Tuesday, October 3, 2017, flagged off an elaborate medical outreach in Ovim, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.
A statement by Sagir Musa, Colonel, Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division, said that the Chairman, Hon Nnamdi Udueze and traditional rulers of Ovim and adjoining villages as well as the former Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General OA Ihejirika and his wife Mrs Nneka Ihejirika attended the event.
In his remarks at the occasion, the GOC thanked the people and the leaders of various communities that collectively, and in large numbers, graced the event.
One interesting aspect of the Exercise is the generous donation of rice, dental, optometry services, malaria and deworming tablets, eye glasses and treated mosquito nets to the locals among others.
In addition to deworming tablets, school children were given packets of biscuits, chewing gum and chocolates.
General Ihejirika on behalf of the community expressed appreciation to the COAS, Lieutenant General TY Buratai for the humanitarian assistance to the community.
“I am increasingly happy with some of the achievements of the Nigerian Army under the current leadership,…this kind of medical outreach is remarkable,” General Ihejirika stated.