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NGO advocates creation of older persons homes

As the world marks 2022 international day of older persons, a non-governmental organisation, Global Knights Foundation has called for the creation of older Persons’ home across all 774 Local governments of the Federation.

At a Roundabout discussion on the welfare of aging groups to mark this year’s the United Nations International day of Older Persons, the Executive Director of the Foundation, Ngozi John-Uyah stressed the need for urgent attention from the government and relatives of aged people for adequate care, compassion and consideration for their needs.

Panelists at the event, Vicky Nat-Ojochide and Nimi Walson-Jack maintained that aging as natural phenomena, hence the need for younger generation to get prepared by taking conscious of their lifestyle.

Mr Adedeji Ekundayo, co-organiser of the event pledged his readiness to support Global Knights Foundation to ensure that older persons were adequately catered for.

Other Panelists, Simon Obi and Dr Lambert Oparah highlighted other barriers militating against older people to include discrimination, lack to mobility, inadequate health-care, insecurity, myth and wrong perception.

This year’s United Nations International day of Older Persons is themed, “Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World”.

Reporting by Samuel Adeyinka; editing by Muzha Kucha