Birthday: Governor’s Wife Offers Free Medical Services, Shares Foodstuff Worth N8million To Children In Nigerian IDP Camps

By Iyakale Yakubu
imageJos (Nigeria) — As against the practice where Nigerian politicians and their wives throw big parties during their birthdays, wife of Plateau State Governor, Regina Lalong has visited IDP camps to celebrate her birthday with the displaced persons.

While there, the Governor’s wife conducted free medical care and distributed food item worth N8Million to children at the IDPs of Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Bassa Local Government Areas.

“I believe putting a smile to children at the IDPs camps on this special day of mine would give me one of the greatest fulfillments in life,” Lalong said.

Lalong who described the children as those who need special love and attention since they were living outside their abode, said Government at all levels are making collective efforts to reintegrate displaced persons in the society through instilling peace and security in areas worse hit by insurgent attacks.

The Governor’s wife promised to give listening ears to their needs and implored individuals, and organizations to assist the displaced persons with food items, medical care and education for the children.

Speaking earlier at the event, Mrs Tina Bawa, the founder of Tina Bawa International Medical Mission commended the Governor’s for her laudable efforts in celebrating her birthday with the IDPs through meeting their most pressing needs.

She said most privileged Nigerians may shun the needs of the less privileged for a lavish party.

A medical team member, Dr David Belin, explained that children in IDP camps were more vulnerable to diseases like Hepatitis B, malaria, skin infection and Depression amongst others because of their poor living conditions.

“The children and people in IDP camps are more susceptible to diseases like malaria, Hepatitis B, skin infection, hypertension and others because of their living condition and experience at the insurgent attacks.

“We would offer treatments appropriately and make referrals where necessary,” he said.

Food items distributed include 30 bags of rice, 120 bags of noodles, and other provisions.

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