The Orient Progressives Social Club, a pan Igbo social club of young Igbo Professionals and progressives has announced that all is set to celebrate this year’s world Diabetes day come Thursday November 14 as part of their corporate social responsibility and good community relation initiatives for the year 2019.

The president of the club, ORTP James Ogum said in a chat with journalist that ,the club secured a partnership arrangement with Astranad Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company and ACON Nigeria to mark this years diabetes day. He said that the aim is to add their little quota and support to the well being of diabetic patients in the society.

The managing director and CEO of Astranad Pharmaceuticals and Chemical Company, Pharmacist Francis Edozie who is also a member of the club, said that the scope will be, but not limited to diabetic self management education ,diabetic screening ,free blood pressure check and FAQS on diabetes.

ACON Nigeria will provide free diabetes kits to the patients, according to the managing director,Chief Benson Ezike. The Orient progressive social club, is notable for sponsoring Igbo essay competitions and also encouraging parents to teach and speak Igbo language to their children.

They also do a lot of donations to motherless and blind homes across the country. The president reiterated that the touchstone of the club is to be a peace bridge builder, encourage and strengthen bonds of unity between all citizens, not minding your ethnic extraction, in his words, Unity inspires progress and good health is the biggest wealth of a nation, without sound health no capital development will thrive in any nation.

He wished that the government will set up free diabetes centres in all our medical facilities nationwide to reduce the pains of the patients and hopes that next year diabetes day will be a bigger than this. He wished Nigeria a diabetes free nation and to the diabetics, divine healing.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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