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268 Gombe physically challenged get free artificial limbs

No fewer than 268 people living with disabilities in Gombe benefited from Indomie Noodles Company free artificial legs and hands in the state.

The Chairman, Gombe State Joint Association of people living with disabilities, Alhaji Ali Goro, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday.

Goro said the gesture was sponsored by Indomie Noodles Company in Kano, adding that the state government assisted the association with transportation and stipend for feeding.

He said initially 288 members of the association went to Kano from Gombe, but 20 did not pass the screening, while 268 were successful.

Goro said another batch would benefit from the gesture very soon.

“Word alone cannot express our sincere gratitude because to fix an artificial hand alone can cost you N250,000 while the leg can also be about N180,000.

“Indomie noodles company has really touched our hearts and the gesture is worthy of emulation,’’ he said.

According to him, the gesture was part of their corporate social responsibility.

He also called on wealthy individual in the society and non-governmental organisations to emulate the gesture.

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