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MTN Donates 250 Hearing AIDS To Impaired Persons In A’Ibom

MTN Nigeria
Posted: Jul 17, 2016 at 2:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



The MTN Foundation Nigeria in collaboration with Centre for Prevention of Deafness and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired Persons (ICPDRHIP)? has distributed 250 hearing aid devices to 160 qualified beneficiaries in Akwa Ibom.

Beneficiaries of the devices were selected through an audio metric assessment exercise sponsored by MTN Nigeria? to ascertain those in genuine need of such devices.

Addressing the distribution exercise held over the weekend in Uyo the state capital, Mr. Udom Emmanuel , Akwa Ibom State Governor, commended MTN for the choice of the state for such gesture and pledged to continue to ensure enabling environment in the state for corporate organisations to thrive.

While applauding the foundation for the choice of persons to touch, Emmanuel who was represented by Dr Elizabeth Obot, Commissioner for Science and Technology, said his administration places high premium on persons with disabilities, as evidenced in constant provision of social services through empowerment of these ones and other socially disadvantaged persons in the state.

Dr Glory Edet , Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, noted that hearing impairment has posed serious challenge to many, even as it has great potential of truncating growth of the nation.

She therefore commended the MTN Foundation for its favorable disposition towards victims of such impairment in the state.