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Nigeria: Foundation Kicks Off Health Programme

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BY SEFY MEGAFU, 25 JULY 2003

Health — A non governmental organisation, The Jose Foundation, has commenced its health programme.

Kicking off with donations made to two persons with health problems at the Foundation’s Ikeja head office, the beneficiaries got N300,000 and N200,000 respectively for medical attention.

One Mr. Kester Oyiwe benefited to the tune of N300,000 as the Foundation’s way of aiding the patient to travel to Asia for medical attention on his ailing gum.

Oyiwe, a middle aged man, resident in Palmgrove area of Lagos State, has what medical experts term a cancer in his mouth and has been suffering the ailment for about three years now.

Receiving the cheque from the Foundation’s President, Prince Martins Abhulimhen, the recipient thanked the initiative of the Foundation.

Also, Prophet Jerry Airende got N200,000 support as part of efforts to help in the treatment of a kidney trouble which started after the Kano riots of last year.

According to him, he was manhandled by religious bigots during the riots, as a result of which he receivedserious injuries, some of which have failed to heal.

He thanked the Foundation for the kind gesture, calling on government to support it so it can continue with its health programme, among others.

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