The Kogi State Government has received about 6,500 test kits for Malaria Fever, worth millions of Naira, courtesy of Medical Initiative for Africa Abuja (MIFAA).
Represented by the Kogi State co-ordinator, Dr. Jimoh Umar, and its North Central legal adviser, Barr Mark Ogedengbe, MIFAA encouraged the Kogi State Government, represented by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Audu Saka, to ensure judicious and fair distribution of the consumables across the 21 LGAs, adding that preference be given to indigent beneficiaries.
Speaking on the occasion, Barr Mark Ogedengbe, restated MIFAA ‘s commitment to ensuring support for health interventions across Africa.
The Kogi commissioner, while receiving the items, lamented the recent loss of medical store supplies to hoodlums who took advantage of the recent #EndSARS protest to raid the state medical stores.
Drs. Taiwo Fasoranti and Agbor Ebuta, the President and Vice-President of MIFAA respectively, who monitored events from MIFAA Head Quarters in Abuja , assured the beneficiaries of MIFAA’s continuous health intervention across all hard hit areas.
They pointedly identified other key areas, which included staff training and strategic service-wide support as potential areas penciled down to benefit from MIFAA interventions in future.
They also used the opportunity to highlight over 40 activities MIFAA had commissioned nationwide recently.
The Hostess of the ceremony, the founder of the Rashida Bello Foundation and First Lady of Kogi State, Mrs Rashida Bello, representedby Mr. Victor Okee, her Senior Special Assistant on Administration, expressed her excitement on the initiative and assured MIFAA of judicious distribution and deployment of the donations.