The Rotary Club of Abuja, Garki Neighborhood, has donated wheelchairs, grinding and sewing machines, among other items, to the less privileged.
Rotary said the gesture was part of its support to society and also a fulfilment of a promise it made to the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD).
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Speaking at the distribution ceremony, President of the club, Zainab Owonikoko, said October was Rotary’s economic month and, “We are doing this to put smiles on the faces of the less privileged but dedicated and hardworking Nigerians that do not have the means of making ends meet.”
Owonikoko said the club wrote to NCPWD which gave them the list of those to benefit.
She further said, “We also have an adopted village; we reached out to the chief of the community and he gave us a list of individuals that are hardworking, most of them widows; that the club will be assisting to stand on their own.”
Also speaking at the event, Jonathan Babatunde Majiyagbe (SAN), said, “Rotary is a service organisation that strives to make the world a better place. You cannot neglect people because they cannot walk or speak; this is very relevant in the country today; where many things divide us.’’ A beneficiary, Zubairu Mahmoud, promised that they would make good use of the items to improve their lives.