GROUP DISTRIBUTES FREE EYE GLASSES WORTH MILLIONS
By John Ndu
Awka, Oct. 11, 2017 -- Awka Development Union, Nigeria (ADUN), has concluded a seven day distribution of over 1,500 eye glasses to the indigenes of the community with different sight conditions.
The medical mission led by the town’s President General, Chief Amobi Nwaokafor covered the seven major quarters of Awka community which comprised of Eziawka, Amaenyi, Agulu, Amikwo, Ifite Awka and Umuokpu quarters.
Chief Nwaokafor, in an interview, said the humanitarian service by the ADU, Nigeria was in furtherance of the gesture by the Awka Union, U.S., and Canada, who he said, carried out medical missions in May this year for diabetic patients and other ailments that are treatable without surgery in the community.
He noted that the 2017 medical missions on free eye tests, free eye glasses, free screening and treatment for hypertension and related illnesses was part of the union’s community service, aimed at assisting indigenes to care for their sights.
``Our kind of union practice is purely community service. Before now, we don’t wait for any government to do anything for us; we believe we can do it ourselves.’’
Nwokoafor noted that this aspect of community service, tagged: ``ADUN Medical Mission’’ was targeted at conducting free eye test and distribution of free eye glasses to the indigenes of Awka.
``This particular project targets at 1,500 people within seven days but I can tell you that we attended to more than that.
``It is a programme that will continue from time to time, until every Awka indigene that has eye problem is diagnosed and treated free by the union,” he said.The President-General assured those not captured in the medical mission to exercise patient.