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Ozekhome makes case for physically-challenged persons

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—Constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, says “it is most lamentable that successive governments in Nigeria failed to properly plan for Nigerian youths, especially the less privileged and physically challenged persons.”

Ozekhome, who spoke in Owerri, during the inauguration of the Youth Enhancement Organisation’s Board of Trustees, BOT, said “our society is so disoriented that nobody wants to know how anybody made his money. We eulogise money bags, enthrone mediocrity, disregard patriotism and fail to reward sincerity and hard work.”

According him, “it was a thing of joy to be a primary school teacher in the years past,” adding “today, not many are even interested in being university lecturers.”

“How many people are even interested in being university lecturers? It was a thing of joy to be a primary school teacher in the years past. Today, our collective vision is badly warped and this had led to all manners of crime,” Ozekhome said.

Welcoming the BOT members earlier, the YEO President, Mr. Obinna Egbuka, said that “between May 2009 and April 2010, we organised three medical outreach programmes in different communities in Imo State, where over 6,000 rural dwellers were provided with free medicare.”


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