By Gbenga Adewale
Over 50 less privileged and disabled in Ebute-Metta area had benefited from Christmas Gifts distributed for the first time to the blinds, handicap, deaf and the physically challenged by the Movement for Disabled Rights Forum (MDRF).
The MDRF’s Coordinator Comrade Kehinde Osilaja, said it is high time for government to know that
every December 23, is the Christians’ Gifts giving day to make the people feel loved and have sense of belonging.
Addressing newsmen at Kano Street, Ebute Metta, Osilaja appealed to Lagos State and the
Federal Government Republic of Nigeria to endeavour to implement the day as the gift given day to the Disabled and less-privileged as that would still reduce depression, suicide and unemployment in the country.
One of the beneficiaries Jimoh Adeosun expressed joy over the gift received from the group, and thanked them for the programme.
He appealed to the government to assist in lifting the spirit of the disabled and the less privileged giving the gifts annually to the Disable in order to put end to street begging.
He stated that he is benefitting from a programme like this for the first time and that Lagos need to encourage more on this especially among the less privileged and the aged.
Another beneficiary, Oluwole Owolabi sought Lagos State government’s support in the establishment, finance of farm settlements that it would go a long way in reducing delinquents, the needy and poor
Adisa Taiwo Sulaimon said we must learn to imbibe the spirit of giving gifts to the less privileged so as to show them love and should be encouraged in all Local Governments.