Wife of the executive chairman of Ibadan north local government, Mrs Habeebat Yusuff has stated that investing in the lives of less privileged children and the physically challenged would engender greater development as more people would be equipped to contribute to societal growth.
According to the Special Adviser to the Ibadan North Local Government Chairman, Media and Publicity, Bodija Akinwale, Mrs Agba Egbe spoke on Tuesday in Ibadan during her visits to ‘Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) Children Home as part of her Women and Children Initiative Program.
She noted that providing quality education to children with special needs will equip them with the right skills to live productive lives.
According to her, her office as the chairperson in Ibadan north with the support of her Excellency the first lady of Oyo State, Engr. Mrs Taominini Makinde will continue to support institutions that cater for children with special needs, as that is the best way for the society.
She said: “These children must have their childhood protected so that they can contribute meaningfully to societal development in the future”.
Responding on behalf of Fedaration of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) Alhaja Aisha Idowu (Orphanage Home Chairperson) said that the home was established to cater for Children who due to early death of thier parent or financial incapacity of parents or guardian to cater for the children to help lift the burden by taking responsibilty of the ward till they are grown and established to stand alone. Therefore we project and aimed at educating, and giving the children the right upbringing.
At the home of the less privilege, Mrs Imam(The Conrdinator Dunham) also, said the home improves lives of the children and adults who are facing significant physical, psychological and dementia challenges.
Highpoint of the visits to the homes was the presentation of monetary and food gifts by the Wife of the Ibadan North Local Government Chairman.
The chairperson was accompanied to the homes by wives of honourable councilors, the supervisory councilor on women affiars, Mrs Romoke Don, political appointees and elected officials from the local government.