News Express banner Camano banner
Celebrating ability in disability

By News Express on 04/12/2018

Views: 1,074

• Cross section of participants at the year 2017 International Day of Persons Living with Disabili
• Cross section of participants at the year 2017 International Day of Persons Living with Disabili

Sunday, December 2, 2018 was International Day for Persons Living with Disabilities.

In Lagos, hundreds of such persons with one form of disability or the other gathered for a warm reception in an event that actually showcased their abilities rather than disabilities.

The event was put together by La Mode Magazine Disability Foundation.

Speaking cheerfully from his wheelchair, one of the participants who is a young millionaire importer of men and ladies wears and accessories, Stanley Nnoruga, said: “I am the CEO of my (multi-million naira) company. I’m married with a child. If I can, yes you can.”

Speaking further, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka graduate urged members of the public to always treat persons with disabilities with love.

“Remember to always show love and treat people with disabilities right. They fought death and conquered,” said Nnoruga.

Another participant said: “My name is Juliet Onyinyechi Ofodile. I am a person living with disability. I am able, yes I can.”

Sandra Odigie, CEO La Mode Magazine Disability Foundation said her organisation is proud to identify with persons living with disabilities in the country because she believes that disability, in whatever form, is not the end of life. She said that is why her organisation joins the rest of the world every year to celebrate these persons, many of who have turned out to be a huge success in their various fields of endeavour in spite of their disabilities.

“The world should look at the abilities of these persons rather than their disabilities,” Odigie said.

Source News Express

Posted 04/12/2018 03:30:12 AM





You may also like...
Beauty queen separates from husband

Nigeria’s TOP 10 Songs

Nigeria’s Top 10 Songs

Shooo! Sikiratu wan follow contest election

I wan do my birthday party

$1 million bra unveiled in U.S.

TOP 10 Nigerian Songs

Hang out with one of Nigeria’s richest female...

Randy soldier defiles 3-year-old girl in Abuja

10 quick things to know about Burna Boy...

Cunny man die, cunny man bury am (2)...

Nollywood diva Doris Ogala splashes millions on new...


UBA Wise Savers Promo


Maggie's Blog
Latest Gist Cossy Orjiakor goes haywire, organises G-string pants party Ruggedman calls for death sentence on armed personnel involved in extra-judicial killings Star actress Ronke Oshodi battles mosquitoes over facial blemishes Nigeria’s TOP 10 Songs If dis na luck, I jump and pass Teni The Entertainer adopts Dangote as father Sexy actress Anita Joseph abandons make-up, advises women Rap mogul Drake declares Wizkid’s song his favourite Na orisirisi sisi dem full for Lagos road o! Man kills neighbour over phone Omotola reveals how she almost lost her daughter to death Nigerian films to be awarded at US-Africa International Film Conference holding in Las Vegas


Most Read Nigerian stars who cannot do without smoking (65,589 views) Anita Joseph breaks born again rule (19,863 views) See what Cossy Orjiakor wore to meet Sanwo-Olu (14,749 views) Wife slaps Governor Obiano over mistress? (11,501 views) Nigerian music stars who may never shine again (10,785 views) Nigeria’s TOP 10 SONGS this week (9,974 views) Expensive joke that may put Basketmouth in trouble (9,809 views) Cossy Orjiakor applies her magic wand again (9,614 views) Don Jazzy finally finds wife (8,081 views) Revealed: One thing Teni cannot do without (7,914 views) What’s going on between Basket Mouth and Wizkid? (7,828 views) My failed marriage has left me scared and bruised for life — Eucharia Anunobi (7,582 views)


Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera