FOWA President, Mrs. Iyabo Jaji and a beneficiary of the outreach
The Fire Officers’ Wives Association, FOWA, has conducted medical outreach for residents of Kpaduna district area of the Federal Capital Territory.
The move is to improve the health condition of rural dwellers especially those who are poor, vulnerable and could not afford private healthcare services.
The President of FOWA and wife of the Controller General, Mrs. Iyabo Jaji said the gesture is also in commemoration of the one hundred-days in office of the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service in Abuja.
While addressing the traditional rulers representing the six communities of Kpaduna district, Mrs. Jaji said that the medical outreach was aimed to provide basic medical services for the residents.
She noted that, “I notice that these communities don’t have primary care at all, they visit Asokoro general hospital when they are sick and most of them are facing financial constraints.”
The District Head of Kpaduna, (Hakimin Kpaduna) Ahmadu Mamayi, expressed gratitude for the free medical service and treatment and requested for a fire service outpost in the District.
“The number of villages around this area population is much, and we cannot stop any fire incidence ourselves, if we may request that we get a fire station outpost within this area, we will be happy”, he asserted
Assistant Controller General, in charge of Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mrs. Ijeoma Achi emphasized on the need for Nigerians to consciously prevent fire outbreak and disaster in homes and workplaces by applying basic preventive measures.
Mrs. Ijeoma also affirmed that the Controller General had been at the forefront to achieving the core mandate, duties and responsibilities of the Federal Fire Service across the thirteen zones in of the Federation.
She however, warned Nigerians to be careful in their usage of various home appliances of their choice
One of the residents of Kpaduna Community, Mrs. Paulina Ogar called on the government to provide essential amenities like motorable roads, potable and good healthcare facilities to improve the living condition of the residents.
Reporting by Halima Idris editing by Daniel Adejo.