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Lions Club empowers the visually impaired

by Inclusive News Network

By Victoria Amadi

A non-governmental organisation, Lions Clubs, District 404A1 Ikorodu, has embarked on a humanitarian project to provide food materials for 40 visually impaired persons.

It was part of the activities to commemorate the 2022 Helen Keller’s Day and fulfilling her mandate of becoming the ‘knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness’ in 1925.

Food items such as; Semovita, Indomie, Salt, Flour, Rice, Spaghetti, Palm oil, Beans and White cains were given out to all visually impaired persons, present at the event.

While speaking at the event in Igbogbo Ikorodu, the guest speaker, Kola Oyekanmi (PCC), urged people to always help the visually impaired, as that would help curb menace in the society.

“We should be able to empower the visually impaired because they already have this limitation in terms of how much they can contribute to National development. If we empower them and make them useful, they will be able to feed themselves and their families and that will take a little pressure off other parts of the society hence, they will be contributing to national development.

“My interaction with them shows they’re in a world of their own while we are also in a world of our own. When you move close to them, you appreciate them the more. I plead we move close to them, interact with them,” he said.

The Chairperson of Lions Clubs, District 404A1, Lion Folasade Sanni Lawal (MJF, NLCF) urged everyone to come together to help the blind. ‘Lions cannot do it alone. We need more people to join us.’

Ano Anyanwu , representing the district governor, Lion Fortune Nwamasioma said.

“They should know that they’re complete notwithstanding the fact that they can’t see. They should stand ready to accept help from Lion and any other person that wants to help. We, as community must take care of the blind.”

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