April 2, 2023



How Rotary Membership ended my 32 years of pains – Survivor

A Polio survivor, Mr. Festus Emmanuel Aziken, Wednesday, revealed how the N1.5m electrical wheelchair donated to him by the Rotary Membership Maitama Abuja ended his 32 years of crawling.

Aziken is a graduate of the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo state, and works with the FCT Hospital Administration Board, Abuja.

Talking in Abuja shortly after the Rotary Membership donated the electrical wheelchair to him, the elated Aziken, who was flanked by his spouse, stated the membership had given him “gentle on the finish of a tunnel’’, including that he had longed for ages to have the ability to ease his motion.

He stated: “It’s in ages that I’ve been considering of getting one thing like (wheelchair) to ease my motion. Actually, it has not been straightforward, and in the present day, the Rotary Membership Abuja Maitama, has deemed it smart to provide me the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel.

“I’ve been like this for about 32 years. It should shock you that I went to highschool from main college to a tertiary establishment like this (as a bodily challenged individual). My household couldn’t present this for me, however in the present day, the president of the Rotary Membership Abuja Maitama and his members have offered this for me.

“That is truly gratifying. Thanks all. If my mouth had been throughout my physique, it might haven’t been sufficient to thanks sufficient. Thanks. I’m grateful’’

The President of Rotary Membership Abuja, Maitama, Rotn. Yusuf Alli, in his tackle, stated the membership was dedicated to lifting the susceptible, including that it determined so as to add sustainable worth to Aziken’s life with the electrical wheelchair.

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He stated: “Right now, we’ve put our treasures collectively to purchase a N1. 5m electrical wheelchair for Festus Emmanuel Aziken, a Polio survivor, who has been crawling for 32 years. He has by no means allowed adversity to kill his goals. RC Abuja Maitama by this token is including sustainable worth to his life. 

“When he spoke with me final night time, he stated the electrical chair will “assist my motion inside and outdoors the neighborhood to have the ability to fend for myself. Sure, my arms have gotten weak as I age.” His destiny reminds all of us of our charity obligation as a result of we’re all pencils within the arms of God. Festus, this membership rejoices with you, take good benefit of this gesture’’.