Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, wife of Enugu State governor has donated artificial arms and limbs to 80 amputees in the state.
Ugwuanyi, who made the donation in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, said that the gesture would improve the beneficiaries’ lives.
She advised the recipients against street begging emphasizing on the importance of the donated limbs.
The governor’s wife urged them to seek self-employment skills and forget opting for white collar jobs.“If you become self-employed, you will reduce poverty in your families,” she said.
Ugwuanyi promised to mobilise better packages that would support the amputees to improve their living standards.
In a remark, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sam Ngwu, commended Ugwuanyi for her support to the needy, and expressed the ministry’s readiness to support her efforts.
Ngwu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Sylvester Ugwuabgo, particularly thanked Ugwuanyi for reaching out to the rural dwellers in the area of healthcare.
Mrs. Joy Ani, one of the recipients, thanked the governor’s wife for the gesture, saying it has influenced her life greatly.“I feel as normal as everyone in my community; I feel well encouraged to be self-employed and will use whatever is offered to me wisely,” Ani said.