Thirty-eight less privileged patients of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital have benefited from the annual outreach of the News & Current Affairs Department of Radio Nigeria’s Harmony FM, Idofian Kwara State.
General Manager, Harmony FM Idofian, Alhaji Abdulmualiy Adegboyega disclosed this shortly after the presentation of financial assistance to the indigent patients at the teaching hospital in Oke Oyi, Ilorin.
Represented by the Head of News & Current Affairs Department of the radio station, Mrs Rasheedat Iliyas, Alhaji Adegboyega said that the outreach which was fifth of its kind by the News staff was to show compassion to the needy and impact lives.
He explained that the annual outreach had allowed the department extends philanthropic gestures to prisons inmates, less privileged homes, and leprosy home in the state, in the last five years.
Head of Department Nursing Department, Mrs Ajide Oluwakemi, represented by her Deputy, Mrs Adewunmi Omolora, commended the gesture, saying it will go a long way in bringing relieve to the beneficiaries.
While encouraging the News staff to continue the good work, she used the opportunity to call on other good spirited individuals and corporate agencies to emulate Harmony FM.
Radio Nigeria reports that three out of the patients whose names were initially penned down to benefit from the gesture had reportedly passed away. May their souls rest in peace.