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Be More Responsive To Citizens’ Plight , NGO Tells FG

Ann Ehigiator
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 at 6:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nicholas Uwerunonye

A Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, has called on the Federal Government to be more responsive to the plight of the citizens noting that the government alone has the capacity to alleviate the poor living conditions of the dregs in the society.

This was made known by princess Ann Ehigiator, President of the Annmom Foundation for Mothers’ Welfare, AFMW in a release written and signed by her, a copy of which was given to our correspondent recently in Abuja.

The Nigerian-American stated that until the FG rises in support of the credible NGOs in the country who she noted are “on the ground with direct touch with the suffering poor” ?it may be difficult for the government to directly intervene in their lives saying, “there are many out there who need urgent attention to live,” adding that many were in deplorable condition.

The Foundation said it is not unaware of the efforts of the current administration to alleviate the sufferings of the people in the yet to be signed national budget but urge the FG to ensure that the budgetary allocation for social welfare should be implemented to the letter for it to achieve its noble course adding that Nigerians would be better for it.

Ehigiator named Mrs Daniel at Maraca ?in Nasarawa state who according to her is suffering from a terminal ailment with swollen breast with stench and has never been admitted in the hospital for treatment since she fell ill some months ago.

A mother of six, the group noted that with her present condition if Mrs Daniel dies as it seems, her children may experience stunted growth. This, she said is just one case among numerous others whose conditions are precarious with urgent need for help saying, the AFMW has taken over the care for Mrs Daniel’s children stating that the Foundation has the welfare of Mothers and Children as it’s major commitment.

In the same vein, the Foundation calls on the Media industry for support of the charity organisations in the country adding that without the media support it will be impossible to take enlightenment, education and sensitisation campaigns to the grassroot noting that most citizens suffer ignorance induced calamities which ordinarily were avoidable but for dearth of enough information.

“Most people out there need information to live a better life devoid of sickness and other self afflicted malady be it in their economic, social and health co?nditions. All we ask for is purpose-driven partnership with the media so that we can achieve our goals and objectives of bringing succour to mothers and children of Africa.