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Nigerian youths tasked on impacting communities

Nigerian youths have been tasked to take up responsibilities and make meaningful impacts in their various communities because governments cannot do it alone. Oladipupo Abayomi,…

Nigerian youths have been tasked to take up responsibilities and make meaningful impacts in their various communities because governments cannot do it alone.

Oladipupo Abayomi, President, Junior Chamber International, (JCI) Aso, when the non-governmental organization conducted projects in Kabusa community of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recently.

At the event held at the old palace of the Kabusa Chief, Abayomi said the group, in collaboration with FCT Primary Health Care Board (FCTPHCB), conducted free screening and vaccination exercise for Hepatitis B and C.

He said his group was passionate about making an impact on the community with the project tagged ‘Save A Soul’ which targets various health issues in different communities in the FCT. This year, he said, the Kabusa community was chosen to benefit from two areas, the advocacy on hepatitis and COVID-19 awareness sensitization and vaccination.

JCI Aso identified at least two young intellectuals from the community who will benefit from JCI for the next one year in terms of education.

Rotimi Adewale, also of JCI Aso, on his part, said it’s all about advocacy and giving back to the society in the area of education and health because there is so much neglect of the rural areas from government with regards to touching and impacting on the rural areas.

Dr. Aderonke Akande, a Divisional Head at the FCTPHCB, said the government cannot do it alone hence the need to reach out to the less privileged in our rural communities.

Chief of Kabusa, Samuel Gbowu, while expressing gratitude to JCI, said only one primary health care center presently exists for the whole Kabusa community and is therefore not enough.