Welfare Scheme for the Elderly in Anambra Community
It was a climate of delight and festivity as old people of Nimo people group in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State who have achieved the age of 80 years or more assembled to get stipends from the authority of the network. The activity was begone for upgrading the prosperity of the senior nationals
On the off chance that there is any section of the general public that have experienced disregard people, associations and government, it is the elderly.
A visit to a large portion of the old individuals’ homes the nation over pulls in sensitivity, as well as compassion as the predicament of the senior natives dumped by their own kids and other relatives are excessively bloody, making it impossible to observe.
These people were once alluded to as “dead woods” by a specific legislative leader of a state amid a challenge against delay in installment of their benefits and tips.
Sadly, these are gatherings of people, for the most part senior nationals, who have contributed towards the development and improvement of their networks, the state and the country.
This heartbroken advancement educated the choice of the administration of Nimo, a network in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State to give help to the elderly in the region.
It was an air of happiness and festivity as old people of the network, who have accomplished the age of 80 or more accumulated to get stipends from the authority of the network.
The activity, cordiality of the President-General of the network, Chief Frank-Anthony Igboka is in type of stipends for old people who have accomplished the age of 80 or more.
Talking at the occasion held at the Egweegwe Square, Nimo which pulled in many Nimo people inside the age section, Chief Igboka said the stipend of N5,000 would be paid month to month to every one of the octogenarians.
“The N5,000 stipends which every one of the people of the network that fall inside the age section got, will hereafter be a regularly scheduled installment to empower a large portion of them that have no assistance to ease their sufferings,” he said.
Igboka clarified that the motion was in accordance with the strategy of Governor Willie Obiano and his better half which was gone for reducing the sufferings of the poorest of poor people, particularly the elderly.
“We started the thought as a method for dealing with the elderly who have contributed their share in the advancement of the network throughout the years as government managed savings, a similar way it is being done in the created countries of the world,” he said.
A resigned Director of Education in the Ministry of Education, Chief Paulycap Ilokanuno, depicted the activity as imaginative and life-sparing, encouraging him to support it.
“It is one thing to think of a thought; it’s something else to begin it, however maintaining it is amazingly, one more. We implore it doesn’t stop with time,” he said.
On her part, the Woman Leader, Nimo Town Development Union, Lady Josephine Ilokanuno, said the signal was first of its kind in the state. She recognized the President-General for the respectable thought.
One of the recipients, Mr. Jeroe Isigwe, expressed gratitude toward Igboka for the signal, supplicating God to favor him.
“We truly need words to value our locale pioneer for thinking of this excellent vision. We are exceptionally thankful and ask God to favor him consequently,” he said.
Another octogenarian, Veronica Otie, depicted the activity as worth duplicating, asking different networks and the states in the league to copy the administration of the network.