S’east Monarch’s chair empowers visually impaired UNN students with N2m

Chairman South East Traditional Rulers Council and Chairman Enugu State Traditional Rulers Council, His Royal Majesty Igwe Sir Samuel Ikechukwu Asadu has empowered visually impaired students of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State.

The monarch extended his benevolent act towards the students who paid him homage in his palace in Nsukka, Enugu State.

The delegation led by Prince Sebastian Chiagozie from the Political Science department came to pay a royal homage and congratulatory visit to the revered Traditional Ruler on his Inauguration as the Chairman of South East Traditional Rulers Council and to further highlight the plight of visually impaired students in the University.

Asadu who doubles as Igwe Ogadagidi of Edem-Ani Nsukka appreciated them for the visit and encouraged them to give their best in their academic pursuit nothing that there is ability in disability.

While making a donation of N2 million to the students, the Royal Father encouraged them to remain resilient and to strive to succeed not minding the challenges they encounter. 

“I hope the money will cover your educational expenses, enable you to access essential support services tailored to your needs, receive quality education that will empower you to reach their full potential and pursue your academic goals with confidence,” he added.

One of the beneficiaries, Ejah Manifest from Mass Communication department who was overwhelmed with joy said the money would futher motivate them to pursue their dreams amidst challenges.

“This donation means the world to us. It gives us hope and motivation to pursue our dreams despite our challenges,” he noted.

On her part, Nwazu Precious from the social work department, “We feel seen and valued, knowing that His Royal Majesty Igwe Ogadagidi is standing by us.”

Reacting to the development, Amb. Timothy Nwachukwu, Technical Assistant on Communication, Office Of the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Students Engagement described the monarch’s generosity and empathy as life changer for the students. 

“The traditional ruler’s donation to support the visually impaired students exemplifies the power of kindness and generosity and that through his act of benevolence, he not only provided financial assistance but has instilled a sense of hope and belonging  to the visually impaired students and their community,” he stated.

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