A visually impaired man and Chief Executive Officer, African Crafts, Muritala Adebayo, has empowered 40 persons and also urged youths to embrace entrepreneurship and vocational skills.
He made the call at an empowerment and thanksgiving programme held in Osogbo, Osun State, recently.
Addressing persons with disability, he advised them not to be afraid but to ensure they engage and utilise counsels from mentors in their chosen fields.
According to him, this gesture is to give back to the community by empowering persons with disabilities to add their quota to nation building.
“I am giving back to society all that the Lord has endowed me with. I am giving Adire materials and funds to 40 people in the community.”
He charged individuals and corporate organisations to show them more love and support.
He said even though he is blind, it doesn’t mean he is in the dark because “God of light has brightened my path and I see clearly with the eyes of my heart and so from my heart, I have come to return in thanksgiving by clothing God’s children, covering their nakedness with products from the works of my hands. “
He urged the government at all levels to provide an enabling environment, policies and programmes for the disabled and not just paying lip-service to their plights.