New Nigerian Newspapers Partner Stakeholders, As Kaduna Journalists Get Free Medical Services
Nigeria Union of Journalists, New Nigerian Newspapers, NNN, Chapel has partnered stakeholders in the health sector for a medical outreach for Journalists and none Journalists in Kaduna state.
The essence of the medical outreach was to connect members to health services and to providing counseling and social support.
According to the Chairman of the Chapel, Comrade Nicholas Dekera disclosed that many members are in the dark of their health status, hence the need for them to know their heath condition.
While commending the sponsors, he said the gesture will go a long way for the beneficiaries to know about their health challenges and how to keep a healthy life style.
Said he; " it is important for every journalist to know his or her health status, considering the nature of our job, which required been mentality alert and been in a stable health condition.
"This programme becomes imperative, especially at a time like this that many may not be able to afford going for medical check up".
Similarly, in a statement signed by the Secretary of NNN Chapel, Comrade Ibrahim Adamu stated that hundreds of Kaduna Journalists have benefited from the medical outreach.
According to Adamu, the sponsors include: National Eye Centre Kaduna, National Ear Care, Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital Kaduna, Harmony Hospital, Kaduna State University Teaching Hospital.
The statement also commended the Management and staff of National Blood Transfusion Service Northwest Zone, National Union of Food and Beverages, the Nigerian Breweries for their support and show of solidarity.
A beneficiary, Alh. Tajudeen Tijanni Ajibade lauded the initiative of the organiser, calling on other Chapels to follow suit.
Ajibade who is a veteran Journalist and a product of NNN says: " we need to commend the leadership of NNN for coming up with such a laudable initiative that would have positive impact on the lives of Journalists in the state".