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News Updated: May 27, 2022

Children's Day: Lepers Cry For Help For Their Children, Seek Government Interference

By Deborah Oluwasayo Oyewole
May 27, 2022
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Residents of Leper's colony, Iberekodo, Abeokuta, and the state capital have cried for help for improved education and general of their children.

The community made this call while they were receiving relief items from a non-governmental organisation JAW JAW, Africa on Friday.

The Secretary of the colony, Folorunso Lukman, while speaking on the problemed faced by the community appealed to the government to support their children in a bid to have a great future.

“We have accepted our cross but please in God’s name help our children. Our present situation has frustrated some of our children out of school to learn either trade or handwork after learning, we still don’t have money for them to start up or buy work tools for them.

“Please we didn’t bargain for this but it happened, we have accepted our fate. We haven’t failed until we can not help our children to make good lives for themselves,” he said.

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The Chairman of the colony, Jimoh Ahmed, also said: “Another problem we have here is security. Every day we are only sure of going to bed but waking up is God’s doing. Our colony here is too porous. There are exit routes everywhere. Before now, there were no houses around us but development has made people build houses all around the colony.

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