By Amaka Agu and Fortune Eloagu
A charity organisation in Taiwan, Amitofo Charity Foundation, has joined moves to make life and living better for disabled persons in the country by donating 200 wheelchairs to the Nigerian Red Cross Society in Abuja.
The gesture was aimed at assisting physically-handicapped individuals, including victims of bomb blasts and other forms of violence in some parts of the country.
A representative of the Head of trade mission of the ROC in Nigeria, Mr. Morgan Chao, told Abuja Metro, that the gesture would help to relieve “the burden of some of our physically handicapped brothers and sisters.”
He said: “With the Red Cross accepting to distribute our modest donation of 200 wheelchairs from Amitofo Charity Foundation in Taiwan, we are certain that mobility requirement of the neediest recipient would be met.”.
Chao stated that Taiwan has made similar donations and rendered humanitarian assistance to many other countries around the world.
He commended the Red Cross for its sustained efforts to make life better for the physically-challenged in the society.
He noted that the organisation has been working mostly in recent years, where there are cases of bomb blasts which left many people physically handicapped and socially incapacitated.
Chao told officials of Red Cross: “I wish to commend your charity work and efforts to improve the lives of the less privileged in this great country. Your concern for the welfare of women, children and especially, the disadvantaged in the society has also promoted the relevance of the Nigerian Red Cross.”
The Taiwanese official assured that his mission would collaborate more with non-governmental organisations in Nigeria to provide humanitarian aid to the needy in the society.