24th August, 2011
A lawmaker representing Agege Constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Yinka Ogundimu, has said the welfare of the underprivileged in the society would remain an important factor while he serves as lawmaker.
Ogundimu disclosed this when some handicapped youths in his constituency were provided with wheel chairs and other things that would ease their movement from place to place.
The lawmaker said he was moved by the pains they experience in their attempt to meet their daily challenges.
He said he told those close to him to go into town and get names of the physically challenged. He then sought the assistance of the Church of Christ, which provided the walking aids.
In all, nine of the beneficiaries got a wheel chair each, while the others got crutches.
â€œThis is not about politics, but something that will really make life easy for the people. We have just started and we will continue to do more.
â€œWe know that there are some deformities that can be corrected. We will look at these too,â€ he said.
He warned members of the public not to see the handicapped in the society as condemned people, but as human beings also created by God.
He said some of the beneficiaries were artisans who needed to move from place to place.
He also pleaded with non-government organisations in the state to come to the aid of the underprivileged, saying that he would always meet them for assistance as he cannot solve the challenges alone.
One of the beneficiaries, Ibrahim Oluwadare, said he was happy with the gesture.
While praying for the lawmaker, he appealed for assistance from government, saying he, like the other beneficiaries, are artisans who needed assistance.