Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State was at the weekend led by leader of the Nasarawa State Children Parliament, Master Richard Agah to Angwan Jaba area of Lafia, the state capital, where they dined with lepers, the blind, deaf, crippled and other physically challenged persons as part of activities to mark the governor’s 61st birthday.
Gov. Al-Makura said the gesture was aimed at reversing the trend where people hold flamboyant celebrations to mark their birthdays even in the midst of poverty and hunger in the land.
“I want to state also that people without physical challenges should not make mockery of those with challenges. Somebody who is not physically challenged today may become one tomorrow. So, I am calling on people who God has given good health to always give thanks,” he said.