24 December 2020 by MATHEW AYOOLA
President of the Coalition of Societies For The Rights Of Older Persons In Nigeria, Senator Eze Ajoku has felicitated with all older persons in the Country on the occasion of this year’s Christmas celebration.
In his Christmas message in Abuja, Senator Eze Ajoku described 2020 as a very challenging year for older persons due to the problem of COVID 19 and other societal difficulties confronting older persons across the Country.
He therefore enjoined those who are privileged to be alive to appreciate God and pray for the socio-economic Development of the Country.
“This year has been challenging for all of us. A lot of older persons died because of COVID 19 but those of us who are alive today have every cause to rejoice and give God glory, therefore as you celebrate this Christmas in this exemptional year, celebrate it with grateful heart” Senator Ajoku stated.
While advising them to abide by all precautionary measures on COVID 19, Senator Ajoku said the Coalition would continue to support efforts aimed at improving the living standard of older persons in the Country.
He therefore called on Government at all levels to always give priority to programmes that would put smiles on the faces of older persons in the society.
According to him, the society will be a better place if adequate attention is given to the plight of the less privileged.
He also used the opportunity to appeal to wealthy individuals to always channel their resources to the well being of the needy most especially during festive seasons.
He noted that the task of repositioning the Country required the collective support of all Nigerians.
Senator Ajoku expressed the hope that with collective support of all and sundry, Nigeria would soon be a Country to be reckoned with among the comity of nations.