Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
A man living with disability, Mr. Mani Otari, said he has been crying for help from Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to intervene in his condition by honourinjg his request of N4 million to begin water transportation business.
Otari, a native of Opu Dukofa community in Bille kingdom, Degema Local Government Area of the state, who had been abandoned by his wife due to his condition, said he would do well if given the opportunity to own a boat.
Otari had in two different letters addressed to the governor dated, 11th April and 23rd June, 2016, noted that he was tired of begging for survival and that he would want to start of up a business to fend for himself.
The 45-year old man, who in the latter also congratulated the governor on his Supreme Court victory, had explained that he did not want to remain a destitute and that prayed Wike to show him mercy.
Otari noted that his wife abandoned him because he could not provide food and other necessities for the family and that the only child he had had died.
He worried that several attempts to reach the governor had proven abortive; stressing that Wike is in better position to salvage his situation.
Otari said, “I need financial assistance from the governor. Now things are very costly, so I need something like N4 million, I will use it to buy a boat. I want to buy speed boat. I want to go into water transportation business.
“There are things I need but I don’t get them because I can’t do anything. I need him to have compassion on me. My wheel chair is in deplorable condition. I want to be taking care of myself.
“If the governor gives me the money I can make double of it within four years. My sympathetic brothers take me to toilet, bathroom and other places. I also feed them since my father died that is why I need help so that I will not die suffering.”