Abuja - Akwa Ibom First Lady, Martha Udom Emmanuel, has donated food items and toiletries to inmates at the Qua Iboe Church Leprosy Hospital in Ekpene Obom in Etinan local government area of the state.
The First Lady interacted with the inmates and assured them that the administration of governor Udom Emmanuel was committed to improving the living standard of the less privileged through provision of enabling environment and welfare programmes for them.
She told the inmates that being physically challenged was not the end of life, as there was always ability in every disability.
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Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Archibong Afia, expressed appreciation for the First Lady's love and care toward the less privileged.
One of the inmates, Offiong Bassey, who is also the State President of Joint Association of Persons with Disabilities, also welcomed the gesture.
The First Lady also visited inmates of Goodnews Gospel Village in Abak, where she equally donated food items, cash and toiletries for the upkeep of the inmates.
She advised the children to respect their elders and devote themselves to their studies, in order to succeed in their academic pursuits.
- CAJ News