BY YUNUSA BUNU, SEPTEMBER 08, 2022 | 12:42 PM
Over 10, 000 in internally displaced persons, IDPs, have benefited from a free medical outreach in Borno State.
The outreach, organized in Konduga Local Government Area, some 36 km from Maiduguri, the state capital, was meant to treat women and children suffering from various illnesses.
Betta Edu, the national women leader of the All Progressive Congress, who organized the exercise, mobilized medical personnel from all across the country to offer the free medication to the IDPs, who she said have been stuck in her mind for a long time.
'When we visited our incoming vice president, Kashim Shettima on his birthday, we told him that we would like to celebrate his birthday differently by touching the lives' of my people in Borno.
'My dream has always been the same,.adding value and making long lasting impact on humanity,' the national leader said.
The national leader also said time has come for women to come out in their numbers to bring solutions to their problems by voting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, the APC presidential candidate and his running mate, in 2023.
Falmata Babagana Umara Zulum, the first lady of Borno, who was represented by Zuwaira Gambo, the state's commissioner for women affairs thanked Madam Betta and her team for touching the lives of several less privileged people nationwide, and particularly those in Borno.
She assured her that women support to the APC and APC led government, remains unshakable in the state.
The national leader left many pleasantly surprised when ordered her convoy to stop upon seeing some traders on her way to Konduga. She had to offer her support to them before she allowed the convoy to proceed.
In addition to the outreach, she also visited the Konduga IDP Camp to interact with some of the displaced persons.
She was accompanied to by all APC women leaders and other APC stakeholders across the nation.
Asabe Vilita-Bashir, the director-general of the National Centre for Women Development, NCWD, Ginika Tor, commissioner Federal Character Commission and Madam Juliana Bitrus, former commissioner of health in Borno, among others, were also in her entourage.
Karu Ali, one of the IDPs, while expressing her gratitude, said she didn't know who the women (Madam Beta) is, but they were told she was coming to help them.
'We don't know her, we were just told that there is a woman who is coming along with the wife of the governor to help us with free medical care and drugs,' Karu said.
'I have been suffering from fever and I have no penny for treatment. I am grateful to God who sends her to us; they gave us all these for free,' she added.
Konduga Town is about 36.6km away from Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno state. It presently hosts over 50, 000 internally displaced persons who were forced out of their homes by Boko Haram terrorists.
They survive by regular interventions from government, donor agencies and similar interventions by philanthropists.
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