Foundation holds maiden medical outreach in Anambra
A group, Lilyford Foundation (LF), in collaboration with an oil firm, Brittania-U Nigeria Limited (BNL) has provided free medical and welfare to indigent citizens in Anambra State. The foundation held its maiden outreach in Ogidi and Onitsha last weekend, flagged off by the governor, who was represented by the deputy governor, Mr. Nkem Okeke.
Some of the assistance of LF to alleviate the poverty of the people included assistance to the less privileged and scholarships to deserving indigent indigenes. The foundation also empowered youths and widows through capacity building, skills acquisition and provision of repayable soft loans to small-scale business owners and petty traders. It also instituted social welfare to support elderly people.
Chief Executive Officer of Brittania-U Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Uju Ifejika, said Lilyford Foundation was set up in honour of her late parents, Chief Clifford Nwobu Ikpeze and Mrs. Elizabeth Chigo Ikpeze.
The deputy governor thanked Lilyford Foundation and Brittania-U Nigeria Limited for their intervention, especially in the health sector. Also present was the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, and administrator, Enu-Iyi Mission Hospital, Venerable Chris Amaku.
Ifejika saod the foundation will partner with Enu-Iyi Hospital, owned by the Anglican Church, Ogidi. “We will see where we can assist with our contacts of donor agencies outside the country, while also working with the state government to look at areas where we can partner to improve the health sector.”
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