During the presentation of the items at the Yola Central Prison and Yola Specialists Hospital on Wednesday, Mr Muhammed Bello, Secretary, Nigerian Red Cross Society, Adamawa, said the gesture was to commemorate the 2019 World Red Cross Day.
He said the theme of the 2019 World Red Cross Day is:“#Love For Humanity’’.
“ The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Adamawa branch, has visited the Yola and Jimeta Prisons, where we showed love to inmates and identified with them.
“We also visited the Yola Specialists Hospital, Nana Asma,u , Bakko and Aliyu Musdapha clinics in Yola South.
“During the visits , we presented blankets, Insecticide treated mosquito nets, delivery kits, detergents and other items to them,’’ Bello said.
In their separate responses, Dr Bala Sa,idu, Chief Medical Director, Yola Specialists Hospital and Mr Abubakar Muhammed, Assistant Comptroller of Prisons in charge of the Yola Prison, thanked the organisation for the presentations.
World Red Cross Day is celebrated on May 8 each year. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, who was born on May 8, 1828. He was the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.