House of Representatives member elect promises monthly salary to spinal cord injury victim


A House of Repre­sentatives-elect for Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi Federal Constitu­ency, Chief Amobi Ogah, has pledged to henceforth pay the sum of N100,000 as monthly allowance to a spinal cord injury victim, Oscar Okoli.

Okoli had an auto accident in 2012 along Umuikaa-Ntigha axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway and had since been bedridden.

His family, according to reports, had taken him to Uni­versity of Nigeria Teaching Hos­pital (UNTH), Enugu where he underwent a series of surgeries that could not make him regain his health.

However, when the news of Oscar’s worsening health condi­tion was broken to Ogah in Feb­ruary this year, he visited the ail­ing young man and donated the sum of N50, 000 for his upkeep

Then on Sunday, he attended a church at the Methodist Church Lekwesi and used the opportu­nity to announce the monthly al­lowance of N100, 000 to the spinal cord injury patient to the delight of the congregation, as well as l joy and happiness of his mother.