A Batch C 2018 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Dr Oyetunji Niyi-Isaiah, serving at the Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Niger state has expended about N220,000 on the renovation of Efulu-Basal Primary Health Care facility in Bida, Bida local government area of the state.
Speaking during the inauguration of the facility for use, Sunday, Niyi-Isaiah said the renovation was part of his community development project which also includes the donation of medical consumables and plastic chairs to the clinic.
“The idea was borne out of the passion I have towards revitalisation of primary health care which is an integral part of nation’s health system.
“The motivation behind this project is to enable about 10,000 residents in Dzukogi Abu-tsado area of Bida have access to a functional basic health care facility.
“These will directly reduce the overwhelming burden on the tertiary health care centres and also support the federal government agenda on revitalisation of primary healthcare centre in each of the political wards in Nigeria.
“Today, l can boldly say that l as a youth corps member have contributed my own quota towards achieving this goal. Even if my name fades from this building, the people of Bida community won’t forget the impact of NYSC on them.
“I have also achieved some personal community development service project which I have been able to mobilise resources and volunteers to successfully implement.”
He said it includes the de-worming of 2,000 schools children, free skills acquisition programme and entrepreneur seminars for secondary school students and the construction of incinerator box for medical waste disposal in Bida community.