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Avery deworms 1,500 Lagos kids


Makoko, Lagos PHOTO:

About 1,500 children were de-wormed at Makoko and Ibasa beach communities of Lagos State at the weekend.

The health outreach, which was championed by Avery Nigeria Limited in partnership with Save Our Future Initiative (SOFI) in Lagos, saw mothers bringing out their children en masse to benefit from the programme.

Speaking to newsmen, managing director of Avery Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Ebisan Onyema, described the programme as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility to the community, adding that there was a grave need to deworm residents.


She said the programme was the second of its kind as Avery alongside SOFI had earlier distributed exercise books to some secondary and primary schools in the state.

The company also paid a visit to motherless baby’s homes where they donated cartons of food items and toiletries.

Also speaking, a member, Board of Trustees of SOFI, Mrs Ngozi Uche-Oji said: “Those dewormed were within the age range of six to 59 months.

It is Avery’s way of contributing to the society.

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