100 Destitutes in Lagos Community Receive Free Medical Care

100 destitutes in Lagos community receive free medical care

No fewer than 100 destitute who reside in an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Lagos benefitted from free medical service from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday in Lagos.
The free treatment was part of activities by the force to end the African Partnership Flight (APF) which started from August 14-18, 2017.
The event took place at the Sam Ethnan Airforce Base Ikeja Lagos.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, who spoke at the closing ceremony, said the APF was designed to build strong partnership to foster regional stability and security.
Abubakar, who was represented by the Air Officer Commanding, Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Yahaya, said the exercise was also to foster security through formal alliances, partnership and exchange of ideas among African air forces.
“I strongly believe that the specific objectives of this five-day event which culminated in a free medical outreach to about 100 IDPs have been largely achieved.
“I hope you will utilise the knowledge acquired to enhance the present effort at providing appropriate medical care in and outside the theatre of operation in the sub-region particularly to counter insurgency operation in Lake Chad region and north- eastern Nigeria.
The Minister of Defence, Mr Mansur Dan-Ali, who was Special Guest of Honour, said that the motivation of the programme was aimed at capacity building and mutual cooperation.
Represented by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Amb. Danjuma Sheni, said the success in overcoming various security challenges confronting African countries depended on joint operation with neighbouring and allied countries.