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Improve The Living Conditions of Physically Challenged- Gani Adams

gani adamsIn commemorating the 2015 United Nations’ World Humanitarian, Gani Adams Foundation, a Non Government Organization, NGO, yesterday urged Nigerian government to improve the living standard of the citizens.
The Humanitarian Summit, themed “Improving Living Condition of the Poor, The Less Privileged and the Physically Challenged during Crises in Nigeria’’ was held in Lagos
Adams,who is also the leader of Oodua People Congress, was of the opinion that improvement in areas of infrastructure, justice and education would better the lives of the masses in the country.
He said that poverty was compounded by the problem of insurgency being experienced in the North-Eastern part of the country.
“Women and children are vulnerable and are especially affected because of the ongoing struggles with poverty, insecurity, hunger, poor health and environmental decline.
“The foundation’s decision to organise this year’s programme around this theme is also informed by the need to surmount increasing economic pressures
“These are occasioned by poverty, natural disasters and rising numbers of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgents,’’ Adams said.
The Guest speaker, Prof. Alfred Aggrey-Fynn, a Professor of Economic Development Programme in North American University, Republic of Benin, said that nobody in Nigeria should be described as less privileged, saying that the country is richly blessed.
Alfred emphasized that if Nigerian government can utilize and channeled appropriately, both the human and mineral resources the nation is endowed with, “all Nigerian should be above poverty line.”
He, however, urged the government to create a task force on the eradication of poverty in the country.
Also speaking at the event, Mr David Anyaele, the Executive Director, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, pleaded for improvement of humanitarian services in Nigeria.
“We urge stakeholders to take appropriate steps to ensure that services being rendered by humanitarian services are designed in such a way that people with disability, PWDs will benefit,’’ he said.

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