Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, yesterday, donated wheel chairs and related accessories to 100 persons with physical disabilities, as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day. He also gave hundreds of crutches, orthopaedic and related hospital equipment to the state-owned general hospital.
Masari made the donation at the Government House through his non- governmental organisation, Aminu Masari Youth Empowerment Foundation.
Masari said the foundation had been the assisting less-privileged persons for more than a decade, even before he became governor.
He said the foundation was established 10 years before he became the state governor, with the sole purpose of caring for the down-troden in the state.
Secretary of the foundation, Ibrahim Katsina said the organisation had before now, sponsored donated more than 200 wheel chairs to persons with physical disabilities.
Katsina, who doubles as Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, also said that foundation sponsored over 3,000 medical and more than 1,000 eye surgeries for the needy.
Also speaking, Masari’s Special Adviser on People with Disabilities, Ya’u Rufai, said the foundation had given scholarship to selected children of people with disabilities, and assisted them to complete their education in various higher institutions.
Some beneficiaries, who spoke on the donation, commended the state governor for the assistance, added that they would ensure judicious use of items donated.