200000 Community Health Volunteers to Be Recruited Online In Calabar

A Humanitarian Service Organisation that is involved in free distribution of food supplements in Nigeria to vulnerable women and children says it is recruiting 200000 youths online to effectively cover all the polling units in the country.

The founder and president, Jeksume Foundation, Mr. Ekpeyong Ekpeyong Effiok spoke in Calabar during the distribution of Vitamin A, Abenezer and prenatal Vitamin tablets to over 5000 Catholic Women organization Sacred Heart Cathedral Calabar.

He said that the supplements were for pregnant women, child-bearing, nursing mothers, the young adolescent and even the elderly.

The NGO further said that the supplement comes from their partners, Every Infant Matter Association in India and Vitamin Angels based in the USA.

Jeksume Foundation disclosed that 20155 women beneficiaries have been covered for multivitamin, 282 vitamin A, 127 for children and 1156 D-women for children.

The president also said that areas so far covered were Bakassi, Calabar South, Municipality Council, Akamkpa and Yakurr.

Mr. Effiok also said that his NGO is planning a COVID-19 palliative exercise to share some items because there is poverty in the society especially during the COVID-19 era.

He commended the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teacher (NUT), Cross River State for providing office and urged spirited individuals and organizations to support them.

“We need a warehouse, mobility and vehicles. Funding is our major problem. If we have funding, we will begin to have structures and a smooth atmosphere for our work.’’ Speaking with news men at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, the organizer of the event, Mrs. Benedette Otudor, Vice President Catholic Women Organization of the church testified that the supplements were good and urged women to take advantage of the free drugs for their health needs.

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