|Hon. John Gaul Lebo|
The Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly (CRSHOA), Rt. Hon John Gaul Lebo, has commended the Nigeria Optometric Association for their role in the recruitment of medical doctors who specialize in eye care.
Lebo made the commendation when the chairman and members of the Nigeria Optometric Association Cross River State Chapter called on him to inform him of their forthcoming event to mark ‘’World Sight-day’’ coming up on October 13th, 2016.
He referred to the contribution of the House towards the Cancer Research Bill, promising that the House will in the same vain partner and supports their Association to enhance the success of their forth coming programme.
Earlier, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Optometric Association, Dr. Kelechukwu E. Ahaiwe said the purpose of commemorating the World sight day is to prevent blindness in the world and to draw attention of the Government and private individuals to the activities slated for that day to enable them participate.
He further added that the Association has budgeted over five hundred thousand Naira (500,000.00) for the purchase and distribution of at least 300 pieces of eye glasses to commercial road drivers and other persons with eye challenges in the State and will partner with the road safety Commission, Transport Commission and also train teachers on how to detect any form of eye problem among their students.
The Chairman used the medium to implore the Hon. Members to establish Laws condemning fake medical practitioners giving out eye glasses in rural areas and allow the Association’s medical Doctors to perform this duty. He went further to invite the Speaker and other members of the House to grace the Annual event.