As part of the activities to mark this year’s international day of persons with disabilities, the Rugged Steps Foundation has organized a beauty pageant for Mr. & Miss Niger Delta special persons Ambassador, 2017.
Our correspondent ELFREDAH KEVIN gathered that this year’s winners of Mr. & Miss. Niger Delta special persons Ambassador went home with three hundred thousand naira each while the first and second runner up went with one hundred and fifty thousand naira each .
The 2017 Mr. Niger Delta special persons Ambassador, INIGBELABIA RUBEN OBA expressed his joy just as he urged the government to assist people with disabilities thereby advising persons with disabilities to have a positive mindset.
“I have been preparing for this award for a very long time. when it comes to things like this, everybody will want to be a winner. I was not expecting to win but I was also expecting to win this show. I can not explain the way I feel. I am very happy. I also thank Rugged Steps Foundation for their efforts and and assistance to persons with disabilities. I will use the three hundred thousand naira and start something meaningful for myself before I go to National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), I just finished my university. I am appealing to the government to assist us, we have the potentials inside that we can give to the world. They should give us a chance. I am telling my fellow physically challenged not to give up. They should believe in their mind set and their positive mindset will help them”.
In her part, the Miss Niger Delta Special Persons Ambassador, Harmon Mirian Oguchukwu expressed her joy just as she appealled to the government to empower the physically challenged people other than giving cash. Continue reading