By Amos Mathew, Kaduna
As part of civil military activities to mark the passing out of the 630 cadets, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has offered free medical treatment, donates tens of eye glasses, wrappers and 1,000 education Materials to members of Dankande Communityin Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The activities in Dankande form part of the expected program to mark the passing out of the 630 cadets of 66RC and SSC 45 (Army) in addition to 67 RC (Navy, Airforce) from the Academy.
The residents were offered free treatment in areas covering clinical, dental, eye, laboratory, nursing and pharmaceutical services.
The Commandant, Maj Gen Adeniyi Oyebade said the gesture was to sustain existing relationship with communities around the Academy.
The outreach is in fulfillment of the academy’s continuous determination to impact positively on the lives of residents of villages neighbouring the Academy and to express gratitude to them, the commandant said.
He assured that serious ailments that require extensive medical attention would be referred to the Academy’s medical facility for further treatment for free.
Gen Oyebade further pledged to renovate a block of 2 classrooms in the primary school to enhance teaching and learning.
He urged the community members to continue to be law abiding and report suspicious people or events to security agencies.
The Commandant expressed the hope that the community would immensely benefit from the gesture at the end of the exercise.
Earlier, the Acting Commander of NDA Hospital, Lt Col Jude Akunne explained that the outreach was borne out of the commandant’s passion for impacting positively on the lives of its neighbours.
The village head of Dankande, Mallam Musa Abdul expressed gratitude to the NDA for bringing the programme to them and pledged that the community would reciprocate the gesture.
Thousands of Dankande residents and its environs are expected to benefit from the free medical services.
It could be recalled the NDA extended similar gestures to other communities across the country. In July 2019, locals of Dogon Fadama in Kontagora LGA of Niger State were also donated drugs, bore hole among other supports.