NBM Embarks On Enlightenment Campaign On Meningitis/Lassa, Donates N500,000 To Cross River


Members of the Neo Black Movement of Africa(NBM) in calabar embarked on an enlightenment campaign to educate Nigerians on how to take preventive measures against the deadly ailment scourge of meningitis and Lassa fever.

Members of the movement numbering over 5000 walked around the city of calabar distributing enlightenment materials informing people on the dangers of the ailment and how they can prevent the scourge and in addition to the road show on the scourge, the movement has been running advertisements on radio and television in the state to educate people on meningitis and Lassa in commemoration of its 39th annual convention and 40th year anniversary taking in the historic city of calabar.

The campaign which was organised in collaboration with the Cross River state ministry of health had in attendance many officials of the state government. Members of the Pan African organisation, walked through the major streets in calabar in their colourful attire and enlightenment banners interacting with locals which aroused the interest of many passer by and Cross Riverians in general .

According to some of them spoken to, expressed excitement on the campaign by the NBM saying the NBM initiative is a very positive development toward societal development. They also commended the movement for their other humanitarian activities they have embarked as part of the convention noting that with all the positive things the group has done they have an understanding and very positive perception of the movement.

The campaign which ended at the popular and historic eleven/eleven junction where the National President of NBM, Mr. Felix Kupa stated that the campaign is the contribution of the group to help government mitigate the danger of the scourge saying the problem can only be adequately curbed when the people are properly informed and enlightened on the scourge.

The national president therefore called on well meaning Nigerians and groups to support government efforts in this regards stressing that NBM is only living to its founding father’s goals for a better society for all man, promising that NBM will continue to do more to improve Nigeria.

Responding an official of the Cross River government, Helen Umoh commended the organisation for its support and assured the state looks forward to continue working with the movement.

HardReporters correspondent in Calabar reports that NBM used the occasion to donate N500,000 naira to the state government to support the campaign against the deadly scourge.


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