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Aare Jide Taiwo,Executive Director of Alake of Egbaland Free Medi- Care Initiative for Elderly, Founder of Senior Citizens Care Foundation have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the creation of National Senior Citizens Centre which was signed into law in the year 2017 and the Governing Board was constituted recently.
He said this in a press release to mark this year “2021 International Elders Abuse Awareness Day” in the month of June.
He said,”stake holders in the industry of care for elderly had put alot of hard work in the past years to ensure Nigeria have a centre like this and, President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated that he listens to the request of the Elderly.”
He also commended the constitution of the Board of the National Senior Citizens Centre, which is a prove that federal government spotted the right professionals to run the affairs of the centre.
As we celebrate the International Elders Abuse awareness day, Aare Taiwo requested the state governments to follow the recommendations of the Federal government by establishing State Senior Citizens Centre at state level and also bring in professionals and experience individuals to run the Affairs of the centre.