Disability is not inability. This is what a currently serving youth corps member in Abuja has shown.
Zahradeen Saiful-Islam Deeneeya popularly known as Dini is a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Dini was specially recognised at the Abuja NYSC camp because of who he is.
The physically challenged youth corps member graduated from Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria, Kaduna state with a higher national diploma in science laboratory technology.
During the recent visit of Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, and the director general of NYSC to the Abuja Orientation Camp, they specially paid Dini a courtesy call and gave him a first-class treatment.
To come to his level, both Dolapo and the NYSC DG had to bend down to level up with him. He is wheelchair bound.
In the camp, Dini is a popular man who is well loved as there are reports that he never allows his condition to weigh him down.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a 15-year-old physically challenged boy who hopes for a better future has decided to go to school rather than beg for alms by the roadside. The boy identified as Jamilu Sa'ad noted that it is better to educate himself rather than beg for alms.
Sa'ad is a primary four student at Demonstration Primary School in Kawo, Kaduna state. The young boy made the statement after he received a tricycle to assist him to move around better.
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