Kaduna Commissioner Presents 120 Wheelchairs to Physically Challenged
By John Femi Adi:
Kaduna Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development ,Hajiya Hafsat Mohammed Baba on Wednesday distributed 120 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons in the state .
Speaking during the presentation ceremony held at Ministry of Women Affairs State Secretariat ,Kaduna , Hajiya Hafsat Baba ,who disclosed that beneficiaries were carefully selected through an unbiased process , urged them to use and not sell them .
According to her , the beneficiaries are not known before they were considered and don’t believe in giving people that don’t need them .
She however , explained that the wheelchairs donated by Pastor Ayuba Gimba , a lecturer on Peace Studies at Babcock University ,Ogun State was part of his contributions to humanity.
“He contacted the Kaduna State House of Assembly for the donation and subsequently the Speaker ,who later directed Honourable Markus Yari to collect the wheelchairs onbehalf the Ministry and state “.She said .
He commended the donor for the gesture , stating ,” The wheelchairs were purchased with the proceeds of his sold books to help these physically challenged persons to move around easily. ”
Meanwhile , he commended the Speaker and other members of the State Assembly for assisting to facilitate the receipt and transfer for onward distribution to the 120 beneficiaries.
Some of beneficiaries interviewed expressed joy and thanked the donor,Speaker as well as government for the gesture .