Abuja, May 4, 2021.
Founder/President of the Gallant Women Ability Foundation (G-WÀF), Olaide Awosedo, has paid a visit to the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in Abuja, explaining that promotion of self reliance with dignity, is the sum total of the mission of their organisation.
Awosedo, who is a Retail Banker in the United Kingdom, said that drawing from her experience of a car accident in Nigeria in 1998, after which she was flown to the United Kingdom for treatment, she was inspired to form the G-WAF, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), saddled with the responsibility of caring for physically challenged women and children, and promoting independent living and self reliance.
Olaide Awosedo maintained that the near absence of infrastructural facilities in Nigeria for the physically challenged motivated her to launch the G-WÀF. She said she hopes to work with NiDCOM and other stakeholders to attain a state of equity for, and advance the rights of, women and children with disabilities.
The NiDCOM Boss, Hon. Dabiri-Erewa, who said she is pleased with the initiative, commended Awosedo’s efforts aimed at giving back to society, saying that she is a good Diaspora Ambassador.
Hon. Dabiri-Erewa urged others to emulate Olaide Awosedo and promised to liaise with other government agencies particularly the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities and the Ministry of Women Affairs to promote the good course.
G-WAF was founded in 2018 mainly to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all women with disability, less privileged children and the elderly.