Jamila Musa, a 14-year-old physically challenged in Jigawa, burst into tears when she did not receive a free wheelchair donated by the National Youths Service Corps on Saturday.
NYSC gave out three wheelchairs to some physically challenged persons at a ceremony in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa.
Musa burst into tears on realising that she was not part of the beneficiaries.
Mr Michael Omulo, NYSC Coordinator in the state said that the beneficiaries were drawn from the three senatorial districts of the state.
He said that the Corps would also donate medical facilities in a gesture aimed at touching the lives of the rural dwellers.
“This is to touch the lives of the rural dwellers and it will also be accompanied with medical facilities that will be donated immediately after the orientation program of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ set, which will hold on June 12.
“The donation is a collaborative effort of the NYSC and an American NGO, Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers,” said Omulo.
The beneficiaries are Shamsu Imam from Hadejia Local Government Area, Yusuf Saidu from Kazaure Local Government Area and Mrs. Rauda Abdullahi, a housewife, from Kiyawa Local Government Area.
Omulo, however, consoled Musa with a cash gift of N2,000 and promised to consider her next time.
Meanwhile some Nigerians have promised to provide the young lady with a brand new wheelchair if she could be located.
One of them writing on the facebook page of Tony Nwajei ,Chris Moweta promised to provide her with a brand new wheelchair.
Chris Moweta Dear Tony, if u can help get her contact my company will give her a wheelchair. Pls call me. Gd bless u.
Nse Aruede May the blessings of God almighty be with you always, Amen..
Others who also promised to contribute or provide a wheelchair include:
Julius Ogunro Can we get in touch with her and help her get it? It wont cost much if we all give something small.
Jude Mordi Tony Nwajei, please try and obtain the young girl's contact for the spirit says she must have a wheelchair immediately. Kindly contact me.