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NANM Wants Nigerians To Assist IDPs

The National Association of Nurses and Midwives has called on well-meaning Nigerians to always complement government’s effort to alleviate the plight of Internally Displaced Persons in the country.

The National President of the Association, Mr. Michael Nnachi made the call when he led members of the Association on a community outreach in Wasa IDPs camp Abuja.

The Community outreach was held to commemorate this year’s international day of Nurses and Midwives.

The International Day of Midwives is a week long event held annually to appreciate the work of Midwives and Nurses and promote better health services.

The President of the Association, Mr. Michael Nnachi who explained that the visit to the camp was to improve the well being of the IDPs through the provision of drugs and to conduct medical check.

In their separate remarks, Mrs. Blessing Israel and Mrs. Tayo Oluwaseyi expressed concern over the deplorable condition of the camps in the FCT said their visit was part of the social responsibility of the association to the less privileged in the society.

Mrs Blessing Israel who was the second vice president of the association further stressed the need for government to deploy more health workers as well as necessary consumables to the health facility in the IDP camps to improve their health.

Some of the IDPs appealed for more basic amenities in the camp to alleviate their plight.

The Leader of the IDPs, Mr. Geoffrey Bitrus called on government to strengthen the nation’s security architecture to enable them return to their respective homes.

Highlight of the event was the donation of relief materials such as food items, drugs, medical equipment to the IDPs.

By Florence Adewale

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