By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”Imo State Governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has been commended for showing concern for the less privileged in the society, especially the physically handicapped.
A visually impaired lawyer, Mr Sunny Ezuruike, who is a beneficiary of the Governorâ€™s benevolence, said that he is the first blind person to be granted scholarship to study abroad, since the state was created in 1976.
â€œFrom available statistics and since the creation of Imo State in 1976, this is the first time a visually impaired person from the state was granted foreign scholarship to study by any serving Governor in the state,â€ Ezuruike said.
Further he said, â€œI am a proud holder of a Masters Degree Certificate in Human Rights from University of Aberdeen, Scotland,â€ addingÂ that he never knew Ohakim before he approved the scholarship.
â€œI have nobody who can claim he knows the Governor personally. The Governorâ€™s action has so positively impacted on my life in many ways.
Were it not for Governor Ohakim and his timely intervention with the foreign scholarship, my programme in Aberdeen would not have been possible,â€ Ezuruike said.
Citizen Ezuruike said that â€œsuch a man who does not only listen to the cries of his people but proffers practical solutions to them is worthy of our support.â€