NGO Wants Govts to Build Homes For Old Peoples to Ease Their Sufferings

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By Chinenye Offor
Abuja –   Sen. Eze Ajoku, the President, Coalition of Orphanages and Children’s Home in Nigeria, has called on the three tiers of government to build homes for the elderly people to alleviate their sufferings.

Ajoku made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja.

According to him, having a home where the older citizens will be kept will ease the burden on their families and help those with no children to care for them in old age.

Ajoku said that ageing was a serious issue in the society, which he said, needs urgent intervention from the governments and stakeholders.

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“This country is not a social system, so there is need for intervention from all.

“Ageing is supposed to be a blessing; it is a problem because some of the elderly persons do not have anyone to support them.

“There has to be an effort from the governments and stakeholders to look after the older persons just like the newborns.

“If there are homes for them in all the state capitals, their lives will be prolonged, especially those in the villages that do not have children or anyone to carter for them,” he said.

Ajoku decried the refusal of some state governors to pay the pensioners in their states, describing it as the greatest abuse on the elderly people.

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He appealed to the governments and stakeholders to help the elderly, saying that it was another way of achieving sustainable development goals agenda. (NAN)

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