On March 20, the World Oral Health Day was celebrated worldwide in order to promote healthy oral care habits.
On this day, the university community members gathered at the Security & Safety Parade Ground to witness the raffle draw for a chance to get free oral treatment.
The Atiku Center with the AUN Health Center and Human Resources department will be inviting healthcare experts on campus to provide a wide range of dental treatment for 100 employees free of charge.
“This event is part of the activities to celebrate this year’s World Oral Health Day and also promote healthy dental practices,” said Nnenna Nkata of the Atiku Center who coordinates the program.
Ms. Nkata said the free treatment starts in April. She added that the plan is to offer it as a community service for internally displaced people but wanted to start from the university community.
“We decided to start from home and then extend it to the university’s host community.”
All participants in the raffle draw donated N100 for a ticket and some donated more to increase their chances of getting tickets. Ms. Nkata said all donations gathered will be used to purchase medical materials for the exercise.
The event was a social gathering as staff members were excited over the fun of picking tickets from the “oral pot of luck” that contained more than the 130 sold tickets.
Bitrus Bulus of the HR department, who was one of the 100 selected employees, said he was happy for his ticket to get free professional treatment for his teeth.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa