The Kaduna State Chapter of the National Association of Sea Dogs (NAS) carried out medical awareness activities among the Katin Aga Agwa community in the Sabo region of Kaduna.
The NAS, also known as the Brotherhood Pyrates, said raising public health awareness was in line with its core mandates of promoting humanitarian ideals and social advocacy.
NAS Kaduna Chapter President Henry Nduka Onyiah said the goal of outreach has been marked; “Health is Wealth” was intended to advise residents on lifestyle choices that promote a healthy lifestyle as a cheaper option.
Onyiah said the initiative is ongoing and is to be implemented in the localities of the seven traditional districts that make up the greater Kaduna metropolitan area on a quarterly basis.
He said there were other interventions that were being designed that would be unveiled in due course.
He expressed his gratitude to Mai Ungwar for the welcome given to the Chapter and the support he provided when he was initially approached for the implementation of the initiative in his area. This, he said, was a demonstration of the depth of love and care he had for his people.
He also commended the government of Kaduna State for the efforts made to ensure peace in the state and called for understanding of the current situation. He referred to the ongoing investments in healthcare, especially from a public health perspective and said it was a testament to the selfless and focused efforts of the Governor of Kaduna State. , Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, of the Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed -Baloni as well as the Director of Public Health, Dr Hajara Ni’ima Kera.
He appealed for the support of residents of the state for the work they are doing to improve access to affordable and quality health care.
He also recognized the contributions made by Ms. Hannatu Dauda Theyra and Pa Akinwale Oladundoye Ojo as resource persons during the design and implementation of the project.
He assured that the National Sea Dog Association stands ready to partner at all times with state and local governments as well as traditional institutions for the collective good of residents of the state in particular and the rest of Nigeria in general.