A total of 4,062 persons suffering from various eye ailments have been treated under the second phase of the free eye care programme sponsored by Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, representing Sokoto North Senatorial District.
According to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani, the programme had surpassed it’s initial projected target of 3,150 patients in nineteen local governments of the state by 912 persons.
Mani quoted the Director of Administration for Sen. Wamakko, Alhaji Al-Mustapha Abubakar, as expressing happiness with the huge successes recorded by the 19-day exercise.
Abubakar reiterated the commitment of the senator to initiate various programmes to further alleviate the suffering of the generality of the people of the state.
He lauded the various hospitals, local governments, their staff and traditional rulers in the benefiting areas, for the invaluable cooperation towards ensuring the success of the programme.
Mani recalled that the programme was flagged off at Sabon Birni town, headquarters of Sabon Birni Local Government of the state on Jan. 4.
He also recalled that the first phase of the programme conducted in the eight local governments of the Sokoto North Senatorial District was held between July and August 2017 had over 1,300 patients treated.
By Our Correspondent
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