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Survey indicts Nigeria overneglect of elderly persons

By Matthew Ogune and Anthony Otaru, Abuja
28 September 2020   |   4:03 am
A Survey by an Abuja-based think-tank, Africa Polling Institute (API), has indicted Nigeria of not caring enough for elderly citizens.

Foundation screens 800
A Survey by an Abuja-based think-tank, Africa Polling Institute (API), has indicted Nigeria of not caring enough for elderly citizens.

The study, sanctioned by the Executive Director, Dr. Bell Ihua, observed that 75 per cent of Nigerians “benefitted absolutely nothing from government in the last five years, while 54 per cent noted that their voices and opinions do not count in government decisions.”

SIMILARLY, over 800 elderly persons have been medically screened by Paus Old People’s Homes Foundation in Abuja.

It was gathered that majority of the beneficiaries were drawn from Mabushi community and the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Durumi district of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The founder and Executive Secretary of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Hauwa Umar Jubrin, said the gesture was to make the senior citizens feel a sense of belonging.