By Mfon Udoh
Two nollywood stars, Peggy Henshaw and Ani Innocent have perfected plans to kick-start a health awareness campaign in Akwa Ibom State to educate the public on the important of taking good care of our health in order to sustain and as well expand our life span.
According to Peggy and Ani in a chat with the journalists in Uyo, the campaign will mostly be carried out through short films entitle Ignorance, which will be produce by PEAN Media but aired on local, national and international television channels.
According to Peggy and Ani, the film Ignorance is anticipating serving as their own way of educating, informing and sensitizing the public on the importance of seeking proper medical attention whenever there is any health challenge, instead of going from one church (Ufok Akam) to the other for assignment for or against witches and wizards.
The duo recalled with pains how they lost their mothers some years ago following their ignorance on the important of visiting hospital for proper medical examinations or believing in their medical reports rooted from fears instill on them by the pastors whom they consulted for their regular spiritual check-ups.
They told the press that their campaigns is not built to champion a cause against miracles and Christian churches but to project that early detection of disease or sickness may lead to timely cure. They called the public to shun such act in totally, but advised that it is wise to visit the medical experts and at the same time called on our pastor to pray for us.
They commended Gov. Akpabio and the commissioners for health, Dr EmemAbasi Bassey for their contributions in the health sectors and solicited their support in the campaign against untimely death through ignorance on what to do when challenged health-wisely