The Nigerian Red Cross society has decorated Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as the grand patron of Abia State chapter of the Nigerian Red Cross society.
Accepting the position during his investiture in Government House, Umuahia, the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu said his administration will stop at nothing in providing basic Health care to the vulnerable members of society.
The Governor said the Dial-A-Doctor initiative, the accident response team of the Abia State passengers Integrated Manifest Safety Scheme (ASPIMSS), primary healthcare and healthcare for the elderly and Abia Emergency Medical Service (AEMS) are some of his healthcare interventions which are geared towards increasing life expectancy above the national level.
Performing the investiture on the Governor, the National President, Nigerian Red Cross society, Elder Bolaji Anani said the honour was statutory to State Governors.
He appreciated the efforts of the Governor in saving lives through healthcare Interventions as well as other humanitarian activities done by the State government and Vicar Hope Foundation in the State.
Highlights of the event was the conferment of AWARDS on some members of society who have distinguished themselves in humanitarian activities.