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Emeka Offor foundation donates drugs to health institutions

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The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), has distributed drugs worth about N1bn to 21 health institutions across the six geopolitical zones to support the healthcare service delivery system in the country.

Speaking during the presentation of the drugs at the Foundation’s 2021 National distribution of medicine/medical supplies in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Council of Anambra State, yesterday, Coordinator of the foundation, Tony Obi, said distribution was based on judicious use of the items by the beneficiaries after close monitoring.

Obi, who represented the founder of SEOF, Sir Emeka Offor, said the organisation has been operating for over 18 years, adding that over 50 per cent of its yearly budget was deployed for social corporate responsibility (CSR).

“Since inception, we have focused on education, health and empowerment. Today is the second time we are distributing drugs to 21 health institutions across the country.

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Speaking, Managing Director of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) Plc, Praveen Chorghade, commended the benefactor for the largesse, adding that he has been deploying his resources for the benefit of mankind through interventions in education, health and capacity building over the years.

Head, Communications, Emeka Eze Chorghade, who represented the Managing Director, said the distribution had been consistent, adding that the gesture is in line with the corporate social responsibility of the foundation.

“What we are witnessing today is encouraging and commendable, as it will impact positively on the healthcare needs of the benefiting institutions,” he said.

One of beneficiary institutions, the University of Maidugiri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), who was represented by the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Ahmed Ahidjo, said it was the third time the institution was benefiting from the gesture.

Ahidjo, who was represented by Dr. Chigozie Nwobi, assured that the drugs would go a long way to assist the hospital in the treatment to their patients.

Also Mrs. Ogechi Izuka, who spoke on behalf of the widows, said the drugs were free and acknowledged that they would address some of their health challenges.

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