Covid-19: Ogun Assembly Member Donates Palliatives To 100 Disabled Persons, Promises Them Empowerment
A member of Ogun State House Of Assembly, representing Abeokuta South 11, Hon. Adeyemi Ademuyiwa on Friday put smiles on the faces of the physically challenged persons by giving them food materials in order to provide means of survival for them during the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
The physically challenged persons who were one hundreds in number were given rice, spaghetti, garri, indomie, soap and other food materials.
Hon. Adeyemi while distributing the food materials on Friday at Alake Sports Center In Abeokuta, maintained that he believed the people who really need support at this trying period are the people with disabilities because they can not work.
He also explained that those who should be counted as vulnerable are those who are disabled, saying that was what prompted him to reach out to them
Adeyemi said, ”My coming here today is to fellowship with my fellow brothers and sister, people with disabilities.In a couple of weeks ago something pricked my heart that have u done anything for people with special needs, people that we have in Abeokuta south, and the question kept coming up and I said to my self why is this coming up, and I concluded that I have not actually impacted in any way in a community of people with social needs so I decided that today I will come especially during this trying period to put smiles on their faces.
”It is these people that should be called vulnerable because they are physically challenged, especially during this period, i decided to come to their aid to reach out to them so that while they are at home they can be able to get something to eat and stay safe.
”Today I am donating food materials to them such as rice, garri, indomie, washing materials, like soap and I hope to continue to do this, what I mean is that I hope to empower them and not to give them palliatives but to give them what will be bringing food to their tables”
The philanthropist however assured the physically challenged persons that he will ensure that he will help in fast tracking the bill in the house of assembly which is meant to support the empowerment of disabled people and giving them more opportunities as to earn a living.
”The bill is there and we have looked at it what we need is to fast rack it. We discuss it in the assembly and am assuring them of good results soon” He affirmed
Meanwhile, the president of the Association of Physically Challenged People in the state, comrade Since has appreciated hon. Adeyemi for putting them in mind, during the covid-19 pandemic, saying that they have not enjoyed the kind of love given to them today.
He described the gesture as a unusual one, saying that no assembly members has done us this to them, thanking Adeyemi for deeming it fit to remember them during this trying period.
”We want to appreciate the support of Hon. Adeyemi for this kind gesture all the times, this is another one again, he donated bags of rice, bags of garri, packs of Indomie, soap and other food materials to us.
”We have never experienced this love before, he felt for us because he understands our conditions and he doesn’t want us to starve.
”We are sure that he will continue with this kind gesture, we are praying for him that he will continue to see the blessings of God as he has remembered us today may God continue to remember him for good things” He concluded.
He however called on other politicians to emulate Adeyemi in empowering them and providing means of survival for them during this period
The president therefore called on the federal government to include the disabled people in government.
”Government has failed to recognise us, they refuse to give some of us appointments because they have declared us not useful to the community, let some of us be SA, commissioners and other appointments because we are human beings like them”