PHYSICAL DISABILITY SHOULD NOT BE SEEN AS THE END OF LIFE – BARR UJU

Honorable Minister of Women Affairs, Barr Uju Kennedy Ohanenye

PHYSICAL DiSABILITY SHOULD NOT BE SEEN AS THE END OF LIFE – BARR UJU

The Honorable Minister of Women Affairs, Barr Uju Kennedy Ohanenye has reminded Nigerians of the need to strive to overcome any form of physical disabilities in the quest to achieve their full potentials.

The Minister made this statement while presenting financial support to two physically challenged young men who came into the Ministry’s premises with Crutches. The Minister was driving into the premises when she noticed the young men, Musa Abdullahi and Murtala Mohammed and stepped down to engage them before entering her office.

According to her, “during the conversation, they told me that they were physically challenged but businessmen, selling beverages and other daily needs at the Federal Secretariat but need financial support to sustain their business. I was touched but personally impressed by their relentless spirit because they belong to the class of Nigerians who believe that there’s still ability in disability. There is no limit towards achieving our dreams in life”

The Minister subsequently directed for the relevant Department to process and present a financial support of N100,000.00 each to the young men to re-stock their wares.

Responding on behalf of his friend, Musa Abdullahi expressed their delight at the kind gesture but added that he was surprised that the Ministry gave them a life line even when its primary mandate is to cater for the welfare and wellbeing of women and promised that the money will be put into judicious use.

Speaking further, Barr Uju stated that though the Ministry oversees the welfare and promotes the interest of women and the girl child, special cases involving the male gender are not overlooked because the welfare of all Nigerians should be paramount at all times.

Ohaeri Osondu Joseph, Fnipr, Fcai
Special Assistant, Media

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