People Living with disabilities charged towards Nation Building
Written by Metro FM on October 30, 2019
REPORT BY EUNICE OLILE
People living with disability have been advised to embrace their functional organs to overcome their shortcomings and turn their disability into ability to enable them contribute to nation building.
The advice was given by the President, Special Persons Association of Nigeria, SPAN, Mr. Princewill David, at the Annual National Handicapped awards in Lagos.
Mr. David who explained that the aim of the event was to give equal opportunity to special persons by honouring those who excell in different fields, said it would reduce street begging and destitution.
Mr. David who called on other well meaning Nigerians to support the cause by helping the needy and vulnerable in their communities, outlined some of the challenges faced by the association.
The National Coordinator of SPAN, Mr. Chidi Nwankwo who encouraged those living with disability not to give up on themselves, noted that they were capable of achieving great feats, if they remained focused.
Correspondent Eunice Olile reports that twelve of the special persons were honoured with awards of execellence in their different fields of endeavor.