The wife of the state governor, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi, has charged the physically challenged persons in the state to be brave and activate their God-given potentials to attain greater heights irrespective of their situation.
She gave the charge in an address during the distribution of 50 wheel chairs to disabled persons who came from across the 17 local government areas of the state at the Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development, Enugu State.
According to the wife of the governor, so many people have distinguished themselves in many fields and professions despite their physical predicament, adding that the beneficiaries of her gesture should lift themselves out of despair, stigma and discrimination.
In her words, “why is the lion addressed as the king of the jungle and the savannah? It is because the lion has a mentality of domination, you have to imbibe that mentality and the time is now.
You don’t have to resort to begging mentality”. Mrs Ugwuanyi commended the Honourable Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Hon Princess Peace Nnaji and her team for making the occasion a success story.
In a remark, the Hon Commissioner for Gender and Social Development, Hon Princess Peace Nnaji praised Mrs Ugwuanyi for her kind gesture towards the physically-challenged in the state, describing it as the first of its kind in the recent past.
Princess Nnaji noted that Enugu State is privileged to have a mother like Mrs Ugwuanyi who a compassionate heart towards the welfare of the less has privileged in the state, adding that she has indeed written her name in the sand of time. One of the beneficiaries, Mr Anthony Beluonwu thanked the wife of Enugu State governor Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi for bringing succour to the disabled persons in the state, promising that they would reciprocate by living up to the expectation of the government.