Physically Challenged Athletes Get 'ObaGoal' Boost
It was not the usual day for Segun Olujimi who was unknowingly on the shortlist of beneficiaries of walking aids from the Obafemi Martins’ Foundation.
Having made the dreaded every day task of literally crawling on his makeshift skate to the National Stadium in Lagos, Olujimi was given the best news of his life in recent times.
He was told he is one of the recipients of automatic wheel chairs donated by the Shanghai Shenua striker.
“I am short of words, moving around has been a huge headache for me, I don’t ever imagine my self getting this kind of wheel chair but God has touched Martins to help me and other people like me” the excited Olujimi stated.
The Obafemi Foundation has donated over 500 wheelchairs and clutches to Nigerians with one form of disability or the other.
Though Martins is away in his base in China, his representative Deji Olusesan said the main vision of the foundation is to reach out to the less privileged in the society.
''Giving back to the community is our slogan and that is the essence of this presentation,'' said Olusesan.
''Donating to people with disabilities is a section of what we have been doing because we have carried out several charity works and more are in progress.
''Obafemi Martins is a giver and he has vowed to continue doing this till he is tired because he wants to see everyone happy.’’
For Nigerian Power-lifting coach, Prince Feyisetan, the gesture is commendable and deserves to be emulated by those in positions to help the needy.