Monday Onyekachi Ubani of Ubani’s Foundation and some group of lawyers from Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association have purchased a car and wheelchair for a physically challenged lawyer, Mr. Abdusalam Idowu of the Branch.
A statement issued by MOU Foundation chairman, Mr Monday Onyekachi Ubani noted that the purchase of the Toyota brand car and a wheelchair was made possible by a group of lawyers from Ikeja Branch who were moved by the plight Idowu encounters daily while attending court sessions.
The attention of Mr Ubani was drawn to the condition of Mr Idowu by another Good Samaritan, a lawyer Mr Bamidele Ojuyenum who observed that Mr Idowu attends court sessions under very harsh condition of crawling around due to his health challenge.
According to him on the day he saw him and his condition, he promised to draw the attention of Mr Ubani whom he knows has the clout to mobilize and raise money to mitigate the harsh condition of the victim.
“The initial plan was to buy him a motorized wheel chair only but as fate would have it enough money was raised that not only got him a manual wheel chair but a used Toyota brand of saloon car that is customized to suit his purpose.
“We are happy to announce that the passionate appeal by Monday Onyekachi Ubani Foundation to well meaning Ikeja lawyers to come to the aid of our colleague, Mr. Abdusalam Idowu has paid off.
“Through the donation of the Ubani’s foundation and several other lawyers from Ikeja Branch we were able to realize a good sum of money to purchase a car and wheelchair for him to ease his pain of getting around to do his job as a lawyer.
“A cash balance of the sum realized from the donation will be handed over to him during presentation, the statement said. The Foundation will use that opportunity during presentation to seek the assistance of rich individuals, lawyers and or the State Government to offer a permanent job to the lawyer.
The statement further stated that the formal presentation of the car and wheelchair to Mr Idowu will be made on December 22, 2017 at the Bar Centre of Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch by 12 noon. Invitation notice have been sent to some government officials and the donors to come and witness the presentation.