More than 2,000 residents of Rivers State benefited from a free eye clinic on Friday run by a non-governmental organization, the O. B Lulu-Briggs Foundation.
The exercise included a free eye test and treatment, free cervical cancer test and treatment for women, and the distribution of free reading glasses, among other things.
The program, held in Port Harcourt, the state capital, was part of a series of events for the Foundation’s 20th anniversary and the 63rd anniversary of its president, Dr (Mrs) Sienye Lulu -Briggs.
Speaking as the anniversary activities kick off, Lulu-Briggs said the free eye clinic is part of the NGO’s free medical mission, which has more than 132,591 beneficiaries in the Delta region. from Niger.
Lulu-Briggs said: “It’s 63 years of faithfulness to God in my life; 20 years of God’s Grace in the life of the OB Lulu-Briggs Foundation as we continue to serve humanity and 13 years of God saving lives through the Chapel of God.
“Two decades of consistent and impactful interventions in the lives of underserved people, in communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, is a landmark achievement. We feel honored by God to have been able to bring hope to thousands of families and many communities that we might not otherwise have reached.
“Since 2005, through 34 free medical missions it has organized, the OB Lulu-Briggs Foundation has provided high-quality health services, including surgery, to 132,591 men, women and children in rural communities. and semi-urban areas of the Niger Delta.
“Inmates of Port Harcourt prisons are among the beneficiaries of the Foundation’s free medical missions, which align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being of all at any age. “
She said the Foundation has provided clean drinking water to 33 communities in the Niger Delta states, as well as built and donated toilets and sanitation facilities to improve public health and well-being, through its program. access to drinking water and sanitation.
The President added: “So far, we have provided 10,450 households in 25 communities in the Niger Delta with access to safe drinking water. “
Lulu-Briggs expressed gratitude to all who have contributed to the foundation’s success over the past twenty years, stating: Achieved by touching and improving the health, well-being and livelihoods of people in many communities.
“The feat achieved is due to the boundless generosity of my husband in blessed memory, Grand Chief (Dr) OB Lulu-Briggs, OON, DCF, DSSRS, our great benefactor. We hope that God will continue to allow this Foundation to work for humanity.
“We would like to recognize and thank from the bottom of our hearts all the people and entities who have supported our work over the years. Your support has been crucial to our success! Let me assure you that all we have accomplished in the last 20 years is nothing compared to what we will achieve in the next 20 years.