Navy launches free medical outreach for Akwa Ibom host community 

The Nigerian Navy, NNS Jubilee, Tuesday, conducted free medical outreach for one of its hosts, Nduk community, in Ikot Abasi local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

Similarly, the Navy also distributed exercise books to students in the community to aid their learning.

Blueprint reports that the outreach was tagged: ‘Medical Rhapsody Initiative’ and it is meant to provide succour to the people.

The commander, NNS Jubilee, Commodore Martins Fakrogha, who spoke during the exercise at Nduk Primary School in Ikot Abasi LGA, said the medical rhapsody was part of the exercise to mark the 68 anniversary of the Nigerian Navy.

He further stated that the gesture was part of the commitment of the Navy to foster stronger ties with the civil populace.

“Our presence here extends beyond the uniform, it reflects the Chief of the Naval Staff’s unwavering dedication to the well-being of every individual in this community.

“As part of the annual celebration of the Nigerian Navy week, today marks the commencement of a medical rhapsody initiative, an embodiment of the Nigerian Navy’s belief in the profound connection between military service and civic duty.

“In partnership with esteem healthcare professionals and local authorities, we aim to extend the healing hand of assistance to our fellow citizens,” he said.

Fakrogha added that the medical rhapsody was the testament of the Nigerian Navy to not only safeguard the nation’s waters but also contribute to the health of the communities.