Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has called for the stoppage of the Military Medical Outreach that has caused tension until proper sensitization is carried out.
The government said, the exercise which they understand to be part of the Army social responsibility to the general public is causing strong apprehension among the populace leading to the parents withdrawing the pupils or students from school due to the misconception of the actual motive behind the exercise by stakeholders, community leaders, parents and a general reservation by the public for whom the outreach is intended.
To this end and to ensure no further escalation of the situation, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has contacted the Army authority and advised for the immediate stoppage of the medical outreach until wide sensitization is conducted to reassure the people of its intentions and benefits. The exercise has therefore been put on hold.
According to the press statement made available to Ifeanyicy.com, parents are strongly advised to stop withdrawing their children from school as the situation has been handled. Stating that all schools within the state remain open as there is no cause for alarm.