The President of Ika Association Chicago Chapter, U.S.A, under the aegis of Ika National Association U.S.A, Mrs. Anwili Nwarache on recently visited Central Hospital, Agbor, where they presented 20 new pews to the antenatal unit of the hospital, in addition to the others they have donated in the past.

Members of the association with personnel of Central Hospital, Agbor

Mrs. Anwili, was accompanied by her husband, Mr. Nwarache, who is also a member of the Association and their facilitator in Ika land, Mr. Walter Agboje.

Receiving their donations, the Zonal Medical Director Central Hospital, Dr. Nwabua Francis appreciated the group for their continuous support and donations to the hospital, describing them as life saving gestures. He said their donations have been of great help to the hospital, saying that the government cannot do everything, hence the need for individuals to carry out such projects. He also appealed to the association to convey their appreciation to Ika National Association for the Diagnostic center they have built at the hospital, while also urging them to speed up the process of furnishing it with equipment so it can be handed over to the hospital for use.

Mrs. Nwarache while talking to an Ika Weekly Newspaper reporter said, the membership of the association is made up of Ika Indigenes living in Chigaco, and spouses of Ika indigenes, adding that their mission is to help people in Ika land (all clans that makes up Ika federal constituency), she said they embark on yearly projects across of towns in Ika land, according to the pressing needs of the town. She listed some of their previous projects in Ika land to include: roofing of Schools, donations of delivery beds to Central Hospital, donation of pews, donations of hearing aids, among other project. She also revealed that the association also carries out donation to flood victims and pays School fees of Nigerian students in the U.S.A. She said they meet the needs of communities in Ika land, and their projects so far have been effective.

Going further, Mrs. Nwarache said they found the need to provide the pews in order to provide sits and comfort for parents who come for antenatal and postnatal treatments, which in turn will provide a calm environment for the nurses and matrons to carry out their duties.

Mr. Nwarache also speaking said that subsequently, the associations will carry out more projects which will benefit all who visits the hospitals.

She also used the opportunity to appreciate Mr. Walter Agborje who has been the facilitator of the group for over ten years, for his selfless service devoid of personal gains. On ground to accept the presentation was the Zonal Medical Director, Dr. Nwabua, Acting Zonal Matron, Matron Egboh N., Mr. Izuegbu Chucks, Zonal Hospital Administrator and Matron Celine Ben Obuh, the Matron of the Antenatal Unit.

Mr. Ashien (m) with Members of the Association

Earlier on, The Association in a show of appreciation for the good service IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER have been rendering to Ika land and beyond visited the Corporate Office of IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER. During the visit, Mrs. Nwarache commended the staff and management of IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER for the selfless service they have been rendering to the Association, both at the national level, and the chapter level. She expressed her satisfaction at the level of commitment IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER has shown in their service to Ika people.

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