COVID-19 Palliatives: Attend to Persons Living with Disabilities Urgently, FODUK CEO, Paseda Urges FG

The Chief Executive Officer, Focus on Disability Foundation UK, with functional branches in Nigeria, Ghana among others, Mr. Abiodun Enilari Paseda, has called on the Nigeria government to come to the aid of people living with disabilities even as the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world without exception.

Noting that Coronavirus has become the greatest global health emergency in recent times just as its ripples reverberate far and wide across the universe, Mr Paseda said that the very poor in the society as well as those living with disabilities are the hardest hit, and as a result need the urgent attention of the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force, Coalition Against COVID-19, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs among others to live a meaningful life.

The Chief Executive Officer, Focus on Disability Foundation UK, with functional branches in Nigeria, Ghana among others, Mr. Abiodun Enilari Paseda, has called on the Nigeria government to come to the aid of people living with disabilities even as the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world without exception.

Noting that Coronavirus has become the greatest global health emergency in recent times just as its ripples reverberate far and wide across the universe, Mr Paseda said that the very poor in the society as well as those living with disabilities are the hardest hit, and as a result need the urgent attention of the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force, Coalition Against COVID-19, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs among others to live a meaningful life.

Paseda made the call while supervising by proxy the distribution of palliatives to some homes of disabled people. He said ‘these people need more than we are giving or can give, and so the government has to come in before things get out of hand’.

He said: “Though the government have introduced measures like maintenance of hygiene through mandatory washing of hands, closure of borders thereby restricting travels in and out of the country, wearing of masks to cover noses, mouths and in some cases, eyes to preventing the droplets that transmit the virus as well as social distancing and stay home policy, a lot still has to be done to help the Nigerian populace, especially the disabled, to keep safe.”

The Chief Executive Officer, Focus on Disability Foundation UK, with functional branches in Nigeria, Ghana among others, Mr. Abiodun Enilari Paseda, has called on the Nigeria government to come to the aid of people living with disabilities even as the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world without exception.

Noting that Coronavirus has become the greatest global health emergency in recent times just as its ripples reverberate far and wide across the universe, Mr Paseda said that the very poor in the society as well as those living with disabilities are the hardest hit, and as a result need the urgent attention of the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force, Coalition Against COVID-19, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs among others to live a meaningful life.

Paseda made the call while supervising by proxy the distribution of palliatives to some homes of disabled people. He said ‘these people need more than we are giving or can give, and so the government has to come in before things get out of hand’.

He said: “Though the government have introduced measures like maintenance of hygiene through mandatory washing of hands, closure of borders thereby restricting travels in and out of the country, wearing of masks to cover noses, mouths and in some cases, eyes to preventing the droplets that transmit the virus as well as social distancing and stay home policy, a lot still has to be done to help the Nigerian populace, especially the disabled, to keep safe.”
It is worth knowing that the situation in Nigeria is growing more critical on a daily basis, with  the numbers expected to rise dramatically in the coming weeks though the numbers of people affected so far has been relatively few or far much less than in the Europe or the USA. At  the moment, a total of 4787 cases have been reported with 158 deaths while 959 people have recovered and discharged.
Further in his address, Paseda observed that the virus has the potential to spread at an alarming rate among the poorest and people with disabilities because they are the most vulnerable.
“It will hit them the hardest unless they urgently receive emergency supplies, social protection, medical treatment and food relief packages,” Paseda said.

The Chief Executive Officer, Focus on Disability Foundation UK, with functional branches in Nigeria, Ghana among others, Mr. Abiodun Enilari Paseda, has called on the Nigeria government to come to the aid of people living with disabilities even as the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world without exception.

Noting that Coronavirus has become the greatest global health emergency in recent times just as its ripples reverberate far and wide across the universe, Mr Paseda said that the very poor in the society as well as those living with disabilities are the hardest hit, and as a result need the urgent attention of the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force, Coalition Against COVID-19, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs among others to live a meaningful life.

Paseda made the call while supervising by proxy the distribution of palliatives to some homes of disabled people. He said ‘these people need more than we are giving or can give, and so the government has to come in before things get out of hand’.

He said: “Though the government have introduced measures like maintenance of hygiene through mandatory washing of hands, closure of borders thereby restricting travels in and out of the country, wearing of masks to cover noses, mouths and in some cases, eyes to preventing the droplets that transmit the virus as well as social distancing and stay home policy, a lot still has to be done to help the Nigerian populace, especially the disabled, to keep safe.”
It is worth knowing that the situation in Nigeria is growing more critical on a daily basis, with  the numbers expected to rise dramatically in the coming weeks though the numbers of people affected so far has been relatively few or far much less than in the Europe or the USA. At  the moment, a total of 4787 cases have been reported with 158 deaths while 959 people have recovered and discharged.
Further in his address, Paseda observed that the virus has the potential to spread at an alarming rate among the poorest and people with disabilities because they are the most vulnerable.
“It will hit them the hardest unless they urgently receive emergency supplies, social protection, medical treatment and food relief packages,” Paseda said.
Focus on Disability Foundation has been in the forefront of providing food items and cash to people with disabilities in Nigeria to cushion the effect of hardship occasioned by the lockdown.
Over the years, FOD has been identifying with the forgotten people with disabilities, providing succour and hope for a better tomorrow.
Among other functions, the foundation supports the education of children with disabilities and empower the adults, so that they can reach their full potential in life.
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Rev.Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi appointed as the Grand Patron of the charity

The Founder/CEO of Focus on Disability Foundation (UK), Mr Abiodun Enilari Paseda in consultation with the charity’s board of Trustees, Patrons and Global Ambassadors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev.Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi as the Grand Patron of the charity.

 

Rev.Mother Esther Ajayi is the founder of Love of Christ Generation Church C&S in London. She is a seasoned international Preacher, Philanthropist and Role Model.
This is a first and only appointment of its kind as a “Grand Patron” of this noble charity, which takes care of people with disabilities in Africa and now working extensively in Nigeria.

Rev.Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi was presented with her letter of appointment as the “Grand Patron” on Sunday the 21st of May 2017 in front of her congregation in London by Alj.Dr. Ibrahim Asante (Charity Global Ambassador).
Also in attendance at the August ceremony were Lady Shola Alli ( Charity Global Ambassador), Lady Christiana Oghoghome(Charity Supporter) and Lady Judith Madojemu Bare(Charity Supporter)

Kindly join us to welcome our new, first and only Grand Patron, Rev.Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi
Endorsed by,
Abiodun Enilari Paseda
Founder/CEO of Focus on Disability Foundation UK

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Dr-Abbey Akinoshun becomes Patron at the Focus on Disability Foundation UK and Nigeria.

Dr-Abbey Akinoshun becomes Patron at the Focus on Disability Foundation UK and Nigeria.

The FODUK team have pleasure in confirming Dr-Abbey Akinoshun‘s role as a Patron for the organisation with immediate effect.
Dr-Abbey Akinoshun is delighted to become a Patron of the charity especially as he is keen advocate of promoting disability rights and inclusion. He said, l feel very proud and honoured to have become a Patron of a charity that does such a fantastic work both in the UK and Africa which often goes unnoticed.

Founder of the charity, Abbey Paseda was elated to welcome Dr-Abbey Akinoshun as a Patron of the charity and believes his knowledge and expertise will prove essential. With a combination of his skills and vast experience alongside his commitment and passion in everything he is involved in, l have no doubt Dr-Abbey Akinoshun can help the organisation to continue move forward and create brighter future together

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