Masari donates wheelchairs to 200 physically challenged persons



 Gov. Aminu Bello-Masari of Katsina State has donated wheelchairs to 200 physically challenged persons across the 34 Local Government Areas of the state.

The governor made the donation on Thursday while inaugurating Aminu Masari Youth in Katsina.

According to Masari, the gesture was part of to touch the lives of the physically challenged persons in the state.

He said that the was expected to create positive opportunities for and provide humanitarian services to the less privileged.

The governor further explained that the would embark on mentorship programme for to realise their potentials as well as medical outreach to the needy.

Masari added that the inauguration marked a turning point towards the roll of  his dreams and plans for the future of the Nigerian in order to make them self-reliant.

“This is my vision for setting up this foundation as my humble contribution towards redirecting our youths from dependency to productive and formidable people hope for a better future.

“This endowment will be used to provide the needed support to our youths in areas of education through scholarships and youth empowerment.

“And also medical outreach for the less privileged and positive mentorship opportunities for our youths to realise their full potentials.” Masari said.

He said  that the future of youths in Nigeria was tied to the realities of the political economy of the nation.

” Thus, the kind of youths groomed in any society has a direct link the opportunities provided to them.

“An economically powered youth is likely to be patriotic, working and reliable in the drive to achieve sustained development.

“While economically weak youths are prone to the vices of manipulation, opportunism, frustration and ,” the governor said.

Masari  urged the Foundation’s Board of Trustees (BoT) under the leadership of Kabir Mashi to remain steadfast and adhere strictly to the objectives of the foundation.

According to him, it was aimed to achieve its four cardinal programmes of education, empowerment, medical outreach and mentorship.

Also speaking, Mashi said that  members of the Board would work in line the objectives of the foundation to achieve the desired goal.

He assured the governor of their unalloyed committment towards  achievement of the purpose of the foundation.

Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, Malam Abubakar, thanked the governor for the gesture.

He said the gifts of the wheelchairs was a dream come true for so many of them as it would facilitate their mobility.

Abubakar urged other  wealthy individuals and organisations to  emulate the governor in reaching to the physically challenged in the society. (NAN)