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) directive, has at about 1030 hours today Tuesday, the 3rd October 2017, flagged off an elaborate medical outreach in Ovim, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.
The Chairman Hon Namdi 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 aspects of the Exercise is the generous donation of rice, dental, optometry services, malaria and deworming tablets, eye glasses, treated mosquito nets to the locals among others.
Similarly, In addition to deworming tablets, school children were given pockets of biscuits, chewing gum and chocolates.
While General Ihejirika on behalf of the community expressed appreciation to the COAS Lieutenant General TY Buratai for the humanitarian assistance to the community.
“Iam 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.
The photographs, forwarded herewith depict the event.
Deputy Director Public Relations 82 Division