Tuesday, 23 May 2017

NYSC Director General donates wheel-chair to weeping Jigawa girl


The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure on Monday ‘wiped off ‘ the tears of the physically-challenged girl in Jigawa, who wept on Saturday for not being among beneficiaries of wheel-chairs donated by NYSC.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that following reports of Saturday’s emotional reactions of Miss Niimma Hamza, 14 year-old cripple, Kazaure directed that she too be provided with a wheel chair immediately.

Presenting the wheel chair in Shuwarin town of Kiyawa Local Government Area on Monday, Coordinator of NYSC in the state, Mr Michael Omulo, confirmed that the gesture was sequel to the directive of the Director-General.

The Coordinator explained that NYSC donated the wheel chairs under its outreach initiative aimed at impacting positively on the lives of people at the grassroots.

In her remark, Hamza thanked Kazaure for extending the gesture to her, as well as the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) for publicizing her emotion that attracted the attention of the Director –General and the public.

It would be recalled that Hamza had wept, upon realizing that her name was not in the list of beneficiaries of wheel-chairs donated by NYSC to some physically-challenged persons at a ceremony in Shuwarin on Saturday.

A report on her emotional reaction attracted the Director –General and other voluntary organisations, who had started coming to her aid.

Those presented with wheel chairs on Saturday were Shamsu Imam from Hadejia Local Government Area, Yusuf Saidu from Kazaure Local Government Area and Mrs Rauda Abdullahi, a housewife, from Kiyawa Local Government Area.

After Saturday’s presentation of the wheel-chairs however, Jigawa Coordinator of NYSC had consoled Hamza with a cash gift of N2,000, promising to consider her next time. (NAN)

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