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OPEN LETTER TO NNEWI STAKEHOLDERS

 HRH IGWE ORIZU

HEAD OF THE TRADITIONAL COUNCIL OTOLO NNEWI
ANAMBRA STATE

YOUR HIGHNESS SIR,



With great pleasure and utmost appreciation we acknowledge your grand exploits in our dear State and beyond, the results of your constant struggles both in business and politics have conspicuously placed Anambra on the map of achievements both in Nigeria and beyond.


We appreciate in the most honest manner, your benevolence and kind hearted philanthropic to people of Anambra, as you have continuously thought out meaningful projects that will benefit not just Nnewi indigenes where you are from but the entire people of Anambra.

Your numerous establishments, has in various ways provided either consumable products or services that have bettered the lives of Anambra citizens. And we applaud you have the brazen courage in undertaken the business risks and decisions that have got you this far.

However, we humbly solicit your kind support to our dear cause. We are members of the Association of Persons Living with Sickle Cell Disorder, and we are bedeviled with numerous challenges we hope can be settled to the barest minimum if you extend your gracious long hands of charity to our Association.

Our medical situation, which is not vaccinated and of course not of our making has placed us in conditions we would not even wish our enemies. Most of our members are at the verge of losing their legs to ulcer of the leg, which is a peculiar case to our disorder. Others have been thrown out of their houses, by parents and relatives who feel our disorder consumes a lot of funds and would rather do without us than continues spending daily on our welfare and medical upkeep.

The Association caters for their welfare and medical needs of persons living with sickle cell disorder, and with a membership of over 1200 victims from across the state, the Association has defrayed school fees, medical bills and in most peculiar cases house rents of sickle cell victims, we also embark on empowerment programs for our members as we believe it helps to shape their mind and put them on a better pedestal.

Most of us, due to the neglect we face from our families and society are victims of depression, which has constantly pushed us to the edge of using unprescribed pain relieving drugs which most times are hard drugs and contains Narcotics. Constant intake of these drugs has made some of us core drug addicts with little or no hope of rehabilitation.

The neglect is huge on members from Nnewi, and ONITCHA who has received little or no help from their area, and this neglect has led many into different forms of addictions. It is on our record that we have lost more members from Nnewi to drug addiction, prompting us to embark on the campaign against  Self Medication and drug abuse in the city.

To this regards, we have decided to embark on Drug Abuse/ Self-Medication campaign rally, aimed at creating a loud awareness for not just our members, but the general public on the dangers of drug abuse, and ways it could be curtailed.

This campaign is scheduled to hold at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, on February 24, 2017. And is expected to have a large turnout of Medical and paramedical students of Unizik in attendance, not excluding members of the Rotary club of Nnewi and staff of the teaching hospital and NDLEA that would join us.

We humbly solicit for your kind support to enable us achieve our goals for this project, as we believe that your support will go a long way in providing succor to members of our Association especially those from NNEWI and ONITCHA Region and also making this project a successful one.

We look forward to a positive response from you. Thanks.


Aisha Edward
National Coordinator APLSCD
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