INFO: Saudi Arabia to habits free surgical procedures for indigent Nigerians
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday pledged its dedication to organise free surgical procedures for Nigerian citizens underneath the Nur-Saudi Voluntary Campaign in Nigeria.
Its Ambassador, Mr Faisal Alghamdi, made the commitment at the Kingdom’s 93rd National Day get together which was held at his residence in Abuja.
He recalled that the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman Al Saud (may, Allah protect him), had in 2022 accredited the Nur-Saudi Voluntary Campaign in Nigeria.
“The marketing campaign will be performed through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) and it will be accomplished in stages.
“The first stage had been performed which centered combating blindness and its causes, in addition to a massive range of open-heart and urology surgeries.
“In this regard, I would like to congratulate the parents of the Nigerian conjoined twins on the profitable separation surgery.
“The surgery executed will make it the 56th surgery carried out by means of the Kingdom in setting apart conjoined twins from throughout the world,” he said.
Speaking on the bilateral relations between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, the Ambassador said that the historic bonds between each countries had been firmly growing seeing that 1961.
Alghamdi said that the extant members of the family would continue to develop beneath the government of President Bola Tinubu.
He said: “I wish him, his government and the people of Nigeria precise good fortune and success.
Furthermore, the mutual visits contribute in creating this bilateral relations at all levels.”
Alghamdi additionally added that, in 2022, about 200,000 Nigerians visited Saudi Arabia, 95,000 of them pilgrims and more than 90,000 on minor pilgrimage.
In the identical period, the Kingdom had given two hundred scholarships to Nigerian college students both men and ladies whilst the exchange extent between the Kingdom and Nigeria was more than $600 million.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Kingdom’s national day is celebrated each and every 12 months on Sept. 23rd, however for the reason that the day fell on a Saturday, it was once celebrated on Sept. 25.
Furthermore, the anniversary was once marked due to the unification of all parts of the Kingdom by means of King Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The party used to be attended by using authorities officials, heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations, incredible businessmen and women, amongst others.