O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation Gives Wheelchair to Flood-Displaced Person

November 18, 2022
Onyebuchi Udoka Wheelchair to Flood-Displaced Person

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

One of the victims of flooding in Akinima, Ahoada West Local Government of Rivers State, Mr Onyebuchi Udoka, has received a brand-new wheelchair from the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation.

The 29-year-old Mr Udoka was among 2,000 residents of the area who got relief materials worth over N60 million from the organisation a few weeks ago.

During the distribution of the items to the flood victims, Mr Udoka, a physically challenged person, crawled to receive his. He struggled through the crowd, and his matter was tabled before the group, which returned to gift him the wheelchair on Thursday, November 17.

“This is the work God has sent us to do, to offer assistance to Nigerians in need wherever they might be. When my staff told me about Onyebuchi’s determination to be part of our intervention, I knew a wheelchair would aid his mobility. Hopefully, it will improve his life and reduce the stress on his parents and caregivers,” the chairman of the foundation, Mrs Seinye O.B. Lulu-Briggs, said.

“As I promised during the disbursement, the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation will stand by the Akinima community and always lend a helping hand.

“We ask other development and relief organisations to contribute to our work to improve people’s lives and livelihoods,” she added.

Reacting joyfully to the surprise donation, which drew a large crowd around her and Udoka, his mother, Mrs Anisunday Abel, thanked Mrs O.B. Lulu-Briggs for the gift, saying, “thank you to Dr O.B. Lulu-Briggs. God will bless her and continue to promote her.”

Mr Udoka, who doesn’t speak, wore a huge smile as he wheeled himself around the community.

Neighbours and community members joined the family in commending the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation for the thoughtful and transformational gesture.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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