Eggon cultural association to establish medical centre in Nasarawa

The Eggon Cultural and Development Association (ECDA) says it will establish a medical centre to cater for health needs of residents of Nasarawa State.


Mr Wilberforce Alaku, the newly elected president of the association made this known in Nasarawa Eggon on Sunday, in his acceptance speech.


Alaku said that the establishment of the medical centre had become urgent considering the importance of health to the socio-economic development of the state.


He said the proposed centre would attend to issues of advocacy, tests and treatment on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis among others.


“We shall set up HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis/STIs, sanitation team to educate our people and provide help to the care giver, consequent upon the establishment of Eggon Medical Centre.


Alaku said the association would also set up a micro finance bank revive cultural festivals and improve on education of its members.


“We shall reactivate ECDA Endowment Fund and revisit the idea of establishing a micro finance bank.


“We shall work together to restore the lost glory of Eggon Community Secondary School, Nassarawa Eggo n considering the importance of education to societal development.


“We shall also revisit the Eggon House Project with a view to having a befitting secretariat for ECDA.

“The Eggon people’s Azhili festival shall also be revived with a view to strengthening the Eggon culture and tradition,” he said.


Harry Anyuabaga, administered oath of office to Alaku and other officials of the association and urged them to discharge their duties without fear or favour.


Earlier, Mr. James Ali Manzah, the out-going president listed achievements of the association to include promotion of peace and unity in the state.


Another one according to him is the N2.5million bailout to Eggon Community Secondary School, Nassarawa Eggo for the payment of staff salaries.


Also, he mentioned the presentation of Eggon position on the bill for the creation of chiefdoms in Eggonland to the state house of assembly.


“Eggon Error chiefdom was created and a third class chief has been appointed,” he said.

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