SENATOR ALBERT DONATES COMPUTERS TO UNIUYO, DRUGS TO 9 HEALTH CENTRES
By Anny MICHAELS
The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East in the 8th Senate and Chair, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (OBA) on Monday donated 15 brand new desktop computers to the University of Uyo and several cartons of drugs to nine health centres one each from the nine LGAs that make up Akwa Ibom North East.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Distinguished Senator, Mr Daniel Udoh, Chairman of Senator Albert’s Liaison office in Uyo said this is typical of the Distinguished Senator to make life more meaningful to his people beyond his robust legislative engagements and urged the representatives of the health centres to ensure that the drugs get to his constituents. His words’’ This is typical of the large-heartedness and humane disposition of Senator Albert, l urge you to ensure his constituents benefit from these donations as end users and please do not sell these drugs, they are to be given free of charge to his people’’.
Udoh added that the Senator believes with the donation of the drugs it will go a long way to improve on the health care delivery for his people. He stressed that in no distant future the Senator will expand the scope of empowerment to his people to add to the number of undergraduates who are enjoying all school expense scholarship in various universities across Nigeria , and the start-up capital he recently gave to 120 youths from the District .
The consultant for the supplies, Mr John Jerry said Senator Albert made this possible through the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs as is required by the new policy of the Federal Government on constituency projects. He added that Senator Albert is so passionate about his people hence his ensuring that his constituents benefit from the items directly.
Responding, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo,
Prof Enefiok Essien who was represented by the Head of ICT, UNIUYO, Engr Allen said he has had cause to relate with Distinguished Senator Bassey Albert even before this donation and can safely say for sure, that OBA loves people as such he was not very surprised at his donation of the brand new computers to the University. His words ‘’Honestly, the computers are coming at a time it is most needed by the university to fast track learning in the area of information and communication technology and l urged the students to make judicious use of the computers’’. Prof Essien said the university is very happy by the gesture of the Distinguished Senator Bassey Albert which they know is the pride of Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District.
In the same vein, on behalf of the Primary Health Officers in charge of the health centres, Mrs Grace Uyoe of the Primary Health Care centre, Uyo said she is very pleased with Senator Albert’s gesture which will go a long way to assisting them improve on the health care delivery for the people and prayed God to continue to bless the Senator in his determination to lift and better the lives of his people.
Also commenting on the Senator’s gesture, the Medical Director of Cottage Hospital, Akai Ubium – Dr Udeme Ette said from the list of the drugs donated which are very essential drugs particularly in combating malaria, the people of the area will benefit immensely from the donation and thanked the Senator for the gesture.
A peep into the list of the drugs donated in cartons include: Ibuprofen (Tab) 100ml, Ibuprofen syrup 100ml, NGC – Volgen 500ml, Amoxicillin capsules 500ml. Others are; Amoxiclin (SUSP) 200ML, Coartem (Children) 20/120, Coartem (Adult) 20/120, Coartem (Adult) 20/120,Conart (Adult) 20/120,Paracetamol (Tablet) 500ml, paracetamol (Syrup) 120ml and First Aid boxes.
The benefiting health centres include Primary Health Centre, Uyo Itam, Itu, Health Centre, Ikot Otoinye, Uruan, Primary HealthCare Operational base, Nsit Atai and Primary Health Centre, Oboetim, Nsit Ibom. Others are: Health Centre, Oko Ita, Ibiono Ibom, Cottage Hospital, Akai Ubium, Health Centre, Ikot Obio Inyang, Primary Health Centre, Uyo and Primary
Health Care Centre, Nung Udoe, Ibesikpo Asutan.
The well attended event had Primary Health Officers from the nine Health Centres, nurses, politicians, and opinion leaders from the District as well as constituents and Journalists.