Visually impaired persons seek support, accommodation

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Abuja – The National Association of the Blind has said that a befitting accommodation would go a long way in assisting members to coordinate their activities.

The Chairperson of the association, Ms Calista Uguneki, stated this in an interview on Friday in Abuja.

Uguneki said the absence of an office was a risk to the safety of its equipment and materials, including reaching out to members.

According to her, the association is five years old in the FCT and has since then not had a convenient place for its activities.

She said the group needed a utility vehicle and skill-acquisition centre for visually impaired persons in the FCT.

Uguneki said the association had the responsibility of identifying and mobilising more than 100 of its  members to access skill training to ensure self reliance.

“This will promote and preserve the dignity of the visually impaired persons as well as promote sanity in the territory by keeping members off the streets.’’

According to her, the association also encourages and sponsors those that are interested in education.

She appealed to public spirited Nigerians, organisations and state governments to assist the association. (NAN)

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