By NWOGHA NDUBUISI ANDY, Abakaliki
Virtually impaired persons under the auspices of Nigeria Association of the Blind, Ebonyi State chapter, led by Barrister Enyi Joseph Nwabueze has declared their readiness to embark on football competition in the 2nd week of November, 2018.
Barr. Enyi made this known to newsmen at WDC, Ezza Road, Abakaliki during the programme to mark the twin event of World Sight Day and rally in support of Chief David Umahi re election bid, noting that the football competition which was part of the day programme was shifted for the month of November.
The state Chairman, lamented that the visual impaired persons have suffered neglect and discrimination in different places of work in both private and public establishment.
He called the state government led by Chief David Umahi through the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Social Welfare and Religious Matters, Rev.Abraham Nwali.
Barr. Enyi also appealed to Chief Umahi to give the union official bus to enable them enroute hinterland where many of them have suffered information and financial challenges that made it difficult to attend union programmes, stressing that the only way to bring members together to see that there is sense in disability where they benefit the true dividends of the present administration.
However, Mr. Alo Sampson Chinedu, Public Relations Officer of the union called on members in parts of the state to endeavour to participate fully in all activities concerned them as that would help build oneness and draw better government attention.
In an interview, Mrs.Nwuruku Victoria, expressed gratitude to leaders of the union, thanking governor Umahi for remembering the blinds in his administration.
Other activities of the day were dancing, scriptural reading, music presentation by members and the formal adoption of Chief David Nweze Umahi for second term in office.