Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta, in Warri, Delta State, Commodore Joseph Dzunve, has urged youth to shun criminal activities in the Niger Delta area.
Dzunve gave the admonition last weekend during the command’s ongoing medical outreach tagged ‘’Rhapsody” at Ugbangwe, an Itsekiri community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta. He assured the people of their safety and urged them to provide his command with useful information that will help it provide adequate security for them. He said the medical outreach was to engender military and civil relationship noting that the military is not all about enforcing the law but to also provide humanitarian service to the people.
The Navy boss said that four communities have benefited from the laudable programme since he assumed office in July, 2106. The medical outreach is an initiative of the Nigerian Navy to render free medical service to communities within its areas of operation. “The medical raphsody is one of our programme to promote our relationship with host communities. “It enlighten members of the public on medical challenges, we are aware that some people are not aware of their health challenges. “It is a programme put in place by Navy, this is about the fourth community we are visiting and we shall visit other communities”, Commodore Dzunve said. Responding, secretary of Ugbuwangwe Community, Mr Tosan Okorodudu commended the Navy for the free medical exercise.
“I thank the Nigerian Navy for fulfilling its promise of providing a free medical service to our people in Ugbuwangwe”. He said the programme was timely, noting that the people had been faced with health challenges due to communal crisis in the community. “I am happy that the programme is extended to our community, thanks to the federal government and NNS Delta”, he said. Some of the medical services provided included: malaria test, eye test, blood sugar/glucose test, free drugs among others. Those with critical cases were, however, referred to the Navy Hospital, Effurun for further examination.