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Over 300,000 Nigerians with Eye Defects Benefit

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First City Monument Bank (www.fcmb.com), in partnership with Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF) of India, has so far carried out free eye surgeries, correctional testing services and provided glasses to over 300,000 Nigerians under the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, tagged Priceless Gift of Sight. Out of this number, the sight of almost 17,000 visually impaired Nigerians have been restored through surgeries, while the rest underwent tests to correct various eye defects and also received glasses.

 

The yearly intervention, which started in 2009, is designed to combat cataracts and other eye defects that could lead to blindness among underprivileged adults and children across various communities in Nigeria. FCMB has sustained this programme for thirteenconsecutive years (2009 till date) by offering free testing, surgeries and glasses in partnership with TCF in Kebbi, Cross River, Imo, Abuja, Katsina and Adamawa.

 

The FCMB Priceless Gift of Sight initiative has also raised awareness on the magnitude of the problems associated with cataract in Nigeria. The Bank’s support to address the problem has gone a long way to improve the socio-economic well-being of the over 300,000 beneficiaries and their respective families. In addition, the programme serves as an avenue for indigenous medical and para-medical personnel to build their capacity through the training offered by the team of doctors provided by TCF that conducts the exercise.

 

The surgeries involve treatment of cataract with inter-ocular lens implantation to those who would otherwise be unable to access quality and affordable surgeries. Modern surgical techniques, using state of the art equipment, are in use in all the designated hospitals.

 

The exercise also includes, screening of patients by trained para-medical staff in the communities, transporting patients to the hospitals, full ophthalmic and medical examination of patients prior to surgery and the eventual surgery performed by the surgeons.Other measures put in place by FCMB and the Foundation are admission of screened patients for between 2 and 3 days before surgery, observation of the patients for at least 24 hours post surgery, check-up on patients within six weeks after the surgery in their respective communities, and random post operative audit by independent ophthalmologists to confirm the efficiency of the surgery and state of health of the beneficiaries.

 

The Group Head, Corporate Affairs of FCMB, Mr. Diran Olojo, explained that the Priceless Gift of Sight programme is a key aspect of the Bank’s CSR initiatives. According to him, “the importance of sight to the well-being of an individual and nation cannot be under-estimated. We are proud to sustain the execution of this initiative with Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, because it has continued to positively touch and transform the lives of thousands of people, homes, businesses and the entire society. There is no gift in the world better than giving sight to the visually impaired. We believe that all communities in which we operate should benefit from our presence through our contribution to their sustainable development. We hope to extend this programme to more communities and states soon’’.

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Also speaking on the initiative, the Chief Operating Officer of Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, Mr. Shravan Kasam, said, “FCMB has been a long-standing partner with TCF under the Mission for Vision programme across Nigeria. The continued partnership for over a decade reiterates the Bank’s commitment to the society and is best demonstrated by the Gift of Sight to those who would have avoidably gone blind in their lifetime. The interest shown by FCMB in the programme and the impact on beneficiaries are highly commendable. The need to address avoidable visual impairment in Nigeria is huge. We look forward to scaling up the programme and bringing the benefits to many more who are in need”.

 

In his testimony, a beneficiary of the project in Kebbi state in 2015, Malam Labaran Danjo, commended FCMB and the Foundation for coming to his aid and thousands of others suffering from cataract through the Priceless Gift of Sight programme. The 52 year old farmer said, “for 13 years I battled with poor sight and at a point, it became so serious that I could barely see and my source of livelihood was affected. I lost hope of seeing again and this affected my farming and ability to cater for my family until I heard about this free eye surgery programme. I went through the necessary tests and the surgery which was very successful. Since then, my life and economic situation have become better”.

 

FCMB has a long history of community and human development intervention activities nationwide. The Bank’s CSR philosophy is centred on a commitment to the well-being of its customers and communities, while contributing to their sustainable development. Over the years, FCMB has fulfilled this philosophy by implementing several initiatives within its three CSR focal areas, which are Poverty Alleviation, Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability.

 

For more information about FCMB, please visit www.fcmb.com.

 

 

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Nine terrorists killed in foiled attack in Maiduguri – Nigerian Army (graphic photos)

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Nine terrorists killed in foiled attack in Maiduguri ? Nigerian Army (graphic photos)

The Nigerian army has disclosed that nine terrorists were killed in the foiled attack carried out by Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri yesterday, May 11. 

 

Army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima in a statement on Wednesday May 12, said that the terrorists were countered by combined gallant troops in conjunction with the police, youth vigilante and hunters.

 

While nine were killed, others escaped with gunshot injuries. 

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”Troops of Operation HADIN KAI on Tuesday, 11 May, 2021, foiled attempts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack an outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State.

The terrorists, who tried to advance from Aldawari axis, attempted to attack soft targets along Jiddari Polo, were countered by combined gallant troops in conjunction with the Nigerian Police, Youth Vigilante and hunters leading to terrorists withdrawal in disarray.” the statement read

 

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Daddy Freeze Warns Christians Of What Will Happen If Everything Goes South In Nigeria

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OAP Daddy Freeze has informed Nigerians with spiritual fathers what will happen if things go south in Nigeria advising them to know that and have some peace of mind.

Daddy Freeze has been warning Christians not to put their whole trust in their pastors and especially those with spiritual fathers because if something should happen, they will be left on their own to survive.

According to him, should anything happen in Nigeria right now, many of the spiritual fathers will flee with their biological children on their private jet leaving their spiritual children to sort themselves out.

Daddy Freeze made it clear that even in the dictionary, biology comes before spirituality hence those with spiritual father’s that they trust so much should know that if anything happens they will leave with their biological children.

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Daddy Freeze in an earlier post advised Christians to make good use of their tithes, seed money and all money they give to pastors rather than giving it to their pastors and now has advised that they shouldn’t trust their spiritual father’s.

Even the bible says woe unto any man who put his trust in men hence Daddy Freeze cautioning Christians who blindly trust and believe in their spiritual fathers is a reminder that they are just human like every other person.

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Nationwide blackout: Power grid collapses again

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A blackout is currently being witnessed across the country today May 12, following the collapse of the national power grid. 

 

Power generation dropped to 260 megawatts (MW) and and real-time power grid records by the Independent System Operations (ISO) section of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), showed that none of the over 20 generation Companies (GenCos) produced energy as at 1pm. 

 

Though what led to the collapse of the national grid is still unclear, the peak power generation as at Tuesday May 11 was 4,757MW, while the lowest generation was 3,976MW. While 101,605 megawatts hour (MWH) energy was generated, consumers through the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) utilised 99,955MWH.

 

By Wednesday afternoon May 12, only five of the 11 DisCos had slight energy allocation while the six others had no energy to supply to their customers across the states.

 

Kaduna Electric Head of Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi confirmed the collapse of the national grid in a statement released on Wednesday. He said; 

 

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“Dear esteemed customers, we regret to inform you that the power outage currently being experienced across our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states – is as a result of the collapse of the national grid.

“The collapse occurred at about 11:01 am this morning. Power supply shall be restored across our franchise as soon as the grid is restored by the TCN team.”

 

Nationwide blackout: Power grid collapses again

 

The issue is currently being worked on as confirmed by the ISO online monitor.

 

 

 

 

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