*** As 800 Persons Benefit From His Medical Outreach

Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim says the State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has continuously shown his lieutenants that the reason they hold public office is to serve the society.

Nsirim said this while speaking at a free medical outreach he organised for the people of ward 16 in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, on Saturday, 11/12/2021.

“I want to use this opportunity to thank the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for appointing me as Commissioner and also showing us the paths of service.

“Governor Wike has continuously, in his development agenda, shown those of us who are his lieutenants that we need to understand that the reason why we hold public office is to serve the society.

“So this is just to emulate my principal, emulate his principles, emulate his kind of vision. What you are seeing here today is emulating the vision of Governor Wike in bringing healthcare delivery closer to the people of Rivers State,” he said.

The Commissioner said the initiation was informed by desire to cater for the healthcare needs of people who need help. “I have discovered over the years that a lot of people have ailments like high blood pressure amongst others without knowing and some die suddenly.”

“This is a way of giving back to the society and to make people to know their health status. We believe strongly that you can not be occupying a government position without giving back to society.

He expressed satisfaction with the turnout of residents of ward 16 and its neighbourhood adding that the the exercise would be reviewed to be more regular.

Welcoming beneficiaries, the wife of the Commissioner, Mrs. Kuro Nsirim thanked Governor Wike for giving them the enabling platform to serve the people.

She urged them to maximize the opportunity and also believe that God would perfect their healing.

The Chairman of the occasion and member representing Obio/Akpor Constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Okechukwu Chinda commended the Nsirim for initiating the outreach at this period of increasing health challenges.

Declaring the event open, leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in local Government area, Elder Lawrence Amadi commended the Commissioner and urged the people to take advantage of the programme to address their health challenges.

Leader of the medical team and immediate past chairperson of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Rivers State, Dr. Vetty Agala said the outreach comprised weight and height checks, blood sugar level tests, malaria tests, HIV/AIDS tests, breast examination, cervical screening for women and dispensing of drugs.

Over 800 persons including the Nyeweli Akpor, His Royal Majesty, Eze Levi O. Orly and the Nyeweli, Ozoba, Eze Callistus Amadi Wali benefitted from the one day medical outreach programme.

Amieyeofori Ibim,
Special Assistant, media,
Honourable Commissioner for Information and Communications, Rivers State.


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