•By Adeyemi Olanrewaju, Akure
The First Lady of Ondo State, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has definitely not forgotten her roots.
For those who are not aware, The Gazelle News.com can report that the wife of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, is a native of Emeabiam, a community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.
The Gazelle News.com can report that Betty has not forgotten her roots despite her marriage to a Yoruba man.
She has been involved in humanitarian services not only to the people of Ondo State where her husband is the number one citizen, she has extended the gesture to her homestead.
One of such gestures, The Gazelle News.com gathered, was a week-long free medical mission being planned for the people of Emeabiam and its environs.
This medium can report that the programme is being put together by Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu Akeredolu Foundation (BAAF), owned by the First Lady; in collaboration with Sharing Hope Medical Mission from the United States of America.
The Gazelle News.com can report that the Sharing Hope Medical Mission USA is a medical organization based in the United States, with a mission to provide access to healthcare and education in underserved and vulnerable communities in Nigeria so as to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those populations most in need
The event will commence on Monday, 17 February, 2020.
The Gazelle News.com learnt from a press release signed by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the event, Dr. Emmanuel Onyema, the visiting team from University of California, San Diego, USA will arrive Owerri, Imo State from Akure, the Ondo State capital, where they have already concluded a similar medical outreach.
“This visit marks the second missionary journey of Sharing Hope to Nigeria on the invitation of the first lady of Ondo State, Her Excellency Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, and will feature free medical tests and donation of medical supplies to the recipient communities,” the statement said.
The statement stated further that “the visiting team on arrival will call on the Imo State governor, His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodimma, from where they will take off to Emeabiam to be received by the leaders and people of Emeabiam”.
The organisers stated further that the event will also witness the foundation-laying ceremony of Ada Emeabiam Development Centre (ADEDEC), a multipurpose centre which is committed to transforming Emeabiam into a peaceful, green, health-conscious and productive community through the implementation of outcomes of people-centered research and development studies in health, education, entrepreneurship, women and youth affairs, and social development.
Officials from Imo State Ministries of Health, Education, and Women Affairs and Social Development are expected to grace the foundation-laying ceremony, The Gazelle News.com learnt.
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