Following the devastating floods that have ravaged Benue State and rendered over 100, 000 people homeless and resulted in medical emergencies, the Tactical Command of the Nigerian Airforce has commenced a medical outreach for hundreds of victims in need of medical treatment as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Towards this end, the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Tactical Air Command (TAC) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Vice Marshal MA Idris on Sunday flagged off a medical assistance programme to meet the medical needs of the recent flood victims in Makurdi, Benue State.
Speaking at the flag off, the AOC reiterated that the commencement of the medical outpost programme was part of the Command’s corporate social responsibility and was borne out of the desire to contribute to the medical needs of the flood victims.
He further said that the NAF would be offering the medical treatment to the flood victims free of charge.
In his remarks, Governor of Benue State, Chief Samuel Ortom thanked the NAF for its assistance.
A few days ago, following a downpour, many houses in Makurdi were submerged in flood water.
The persons affected by the flood were rendered homeless and several medical casualties were recorded.
Thousands of victims of the flood were accommodated at the Makurdi International Market, where the NAF medical outpost programme kicked off Sunday.
The NAF also recently airlifted top officials of the National Emergency Management Authority and other officials to Makurdi in response to a Presidential directive.
Meanwhile, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed the Medical Services Branch of the NAF to provide more drugs and deploy more medical personnel to complement the efforts of the Command, as might be required.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
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