Sanwoolu doles out cash to families of down syndrome kids

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended financial support to families of persons living with cerebral palsy and down syndrome in the State.

A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Monday stated that the financial assistance varied between N1million to N2.5million and that no fewer than 15 families of persons living with cerebral palsy and down syndrome benefitted from the gesture.

The occasion was the Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and Down Syndrome Day Celebration in Lagos on Sunday.

Addressing those present, Sanwo-Olu said he is committed to seeing that at least two more special centers that would cater for the care of persons living with these conditions are established in the State just as he also promised a 30-year old graduate from the Lagos State Polytechnic, Mr. Anthony Kupe, an employment into the civil service.

Among the beneficiaries of the gesture is the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) housing four abandoned children living with Cerebral Palsy.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH who was represented by Prof. Adeyemo informed that the hospital wants the state government to take over the care of the children, saying that the oldest among them has been staying at LUTH for at least 22 years.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Persons Living With Disability, Adenike Oyetunde-Lawal revealed that the recipients were selected randomly from a wide pool of persons and families with cerebral Palsy, because the governor is keen on interacting with as many as he can to get the best results for all concerned.

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