In the 19th century, #IkotAbasi was a collecting point for slaves because of its location at the break in the mangrove swamp and rain forest of the Niger Delta.
A part of the famed Opobo Kingdom, Ikot Abasi, was already on the world map for women’s uprising against Nigeria’s colonial rulers in 1929.
Ikot Abasi once hosted a British Consulate, which is how one of the major streets here, Consulate Road, came by its name.
Today, Okon community is playing host to a robust medical team from #ImaBridgeAfrica at Primary School, Okon Town.
Ima Bridge Africa is a faith-based charity that provides financial and human resources for projects that empower the poor to eradicate extreme poverty, promotes gender equality, reduces child and maternal mortality and ensures environmental sustainability, by undertaking projects in the areas of Education, Health, Micro Finance and Water.
Over 300 with cases of malaria, typhoid fever, hypertension, diabetes, malnutrition and eye diseases have been evaluated and treated by the team today. More people are pouring into the venue.
These innovative project by ImaBridge Africa has delivered early intervention programs and community-based care, which will in turn, transform the lives of people living in this communities.