FIDA Nigeria Empowers and Connects with the Vulnerable: Outreach to Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre Marks a Day of Shared Commitment and Inclusivity
In the well-known FIDA tradition of touching the lives of vulnerable populations through advocacy and sensitization outreaches, the FIDA Nigeria team led by the charismatic Country Vice President/National President Amina Suzanah Agbaje, undertook an outreach to the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre for Persons living with Disabilities in the morning of Wednesday, 22nd November 2023
The delegation which comprised of members of the National Executive Committee and other delegates for the Annual General Conference were warmly received by Major Akpan, the Administrator of the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre, Benin City, Edo state.
Other Civil Society Organizations were well represented at this outreach and they included the Federation of Muslim Women of Nigeria (FOMWAN) ably represented by Hajiya Usenat Esohe Audu; Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations (CONGOS) represented by Comrade Batholomew Okoudo; Society for Awareness & Family Initiative (SAFI) ably represented by Mr. Obode Abraham; and Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) represented by its Chairperson Mrs. Ann Ojugo. Also present, was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Arts, Culture & Tourism Edo state, Irgun Omorogiuwa, who was also a past Chairperson of FIDA (Nigeria) Edo State.
FIDA Nigeria in recognizing the resilience of the center, presented gifts to it which symbolized its solidarity and support with the centre. It was an afternoon of shared stories, laughter and the unspoken language of understanding.
The day concluded with a beautiful photo session, freezing in time the smiles and shared commitment to inclusivity reached over a single afternoon. In the narrative of this outreach, FIDA Nigeria did not only visit a center; they became part of a community, weaving bonds that transcended an advocacy outreach into one of collaboration towards strengthening legal safeguards for the vulnerable persons at the center.
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