By Adejumoke Alebiosu
Dr Vincent Chidera, a Corps Member serving in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has donated a four-room public convenience to Dakwa community in Bwari Local Government Area in Abuja.
He said he was motivated by the desire to provide a solution to the health challenges faced by residents of the community and also improve their standard of living.
Dr Chidera added that prior to his donation, the indigent male residents of Dakwa community were pre-disposed to diseases because they defecated inside the gutters.
Reacting, Dr David Barau, the Chief Medical Director of El-Hussaini Specialist Hospital Dei-Dei, where the project donor is serving, commended the National Youth Service Corps for sending Corps Members to the hospital to contribute to effective healthcare delivery for Members of the public.
He lauded the project donor for his compassion, confidence and character adding that the community has been neglected.
‘We sincerely appreciate NYSC because this project would affect the lives of the beneficiaries in no small measure.
Dr Vincent has combined compassion with character as a thorough-bred professional,’ he said.
In his remarks during the commissioning of the project last friday, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim , the NYSC Director-General, lauded Corps Member Vincent Chidera for his immense contributions to the fight against COVID-19 last year.
He also thanked Dakwa community for providing conducive environment for Corps Members to render their services.
Alhaji Yahya Ajiya Dakwa, who spoke on behalf of residents of the community, commended the project donor and promised proper utilisation of the facility with regular maintenance of the public toilet.