The Ihima Elite Initiative, a Civil Society Organisation, says it will be expanding its collaboration with other professional bodies to increase the reach of its medical outreach to more people in the communities.
The president of the group, Yusuf Obosi, disclosed this in an interview with Voice of Nigeria, after the group released the report of its medical outreach which it conducted in Ihima, a village in Okehi Local government Area of Kogi state.
The IEI comprising of professionals both in Nigeria and in the diaspora said it is giving back to the community by providing free medical care to the villagers.
“After this medical outreach, we are determined to return to this community to provide more. We shall also be following up on some of those that require it, while some others have been referred to other medical facilities for comprehensive care”, Yusuf said.
He also called on well meaning Nigerians to continue to support in their own ways, to complement government‘s efforts at eradicating poverty especially in the rural areas.
He said the organisation also gave out “20 pieces of imported smart wood stove donated by a member to women above the age of 50”.
The IEI has in the last two years been providing social amenities to the Ihima community and mobilizing them to be part of government interventions and initiatives.