CBN pledges to partner with NBS for wider coverage of its humanitarian services as the Gidan Gimba community gets a befitting clinic.
The Christian Broadcast Network Africa (CBN), has pledged to collaborate with Nasarawa Broadcasting Service NBS to give wider coverage of its humanitarian activities to rural communities in the state.
The regional director, CBN Africa, doctor Felix Oisamoje, stated this during the commissioning and handing over of the rural clinic at Gidan Gimba, in the Karu Local Government area, Tuesday.
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The regional director of the organization, doctor Felix Oisamoje, said Christian Broadcast Network Africa, with Anglophone West Africa regional head office based in Abuja, is popularly known for its family-oriented and values-based TV programming which preaches hope to the hopeless.
According to him, the CBN Africa is executing humanitarian and development programmes to better the living conditions of the local population, through its humanitarian arm, “operation Blessing, offers relief supplies, medications, clothing, toiletries and furniture to Hospitals, Jails, Orphanages and Victims of natural disasters and arm conflicts in Nigeria.
In his address, the General manager, Nasarawa Broadcasting Service NBS, Mr Aloko FlashMan, re-echoed the commitment of the station to partner with the Christian Broadcast Network in their quest of providing humanitarian service to rural communities in Nasarawa state, stressing that CBN has complimented government’s effort in the area of health, thus, appealing to them to extend the such gesture to other communities in the state for the benefit of all citizenry.
On his part, the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, represented by the head of mission, Mr Shinozawa Takayuki, said Japan has built and maintained a consistent partnership in Nigeria over the years towards strengthening and improving Nigeria’s health sector in line with the theme of the eighth Tokyo international conference on African development, maintaining that the project commissioned is a demonstration of the government of Japan’s sustained commitment in supporting Nigeria particularly Nasarawa State to overcome health challenges in the universal health coverage.
The Chairman, of the Karu Local Government area, James Thomas, commended the collaborative efforts of the Christian Broadcast Network and the government of Japan in making the need of the rural communities by providing a befitting hospital clinic with medical equipment as well as the trained staff who will man the clinic just as he called on the community to take proper care of the equipment.
The village head of the Gidan Gimba community, Danjuma Audu and the youth leader Benjamin Shekwonya disclosed that before now, the community has no clinic and other social amenities and appreciated the organization for coming to their aid, praying to God to bless them abundantly.