A woman has been celebrated on social media and also by friends and family for going against all odds in order to complete her one-year compulsory National Youth Service.

The National Youth Service Corps is a program set up by the Nigerian government during the military regime to involve Nigerian graduates in nation building and the development of the country.

The woman who was among the latest set of members to pass out from the program, did not mind her ‘different ability’ as she proudly wore her Khaki and served her nation in the best way she could.

Showing off her NYSC certificate on Friday, October 7, she wrote: “Thanks to Almighty God for making this day a reality.”

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In other news, A physically challenged member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Peter Gwer, has donated 50 sets of wheelchair to other physically challenged persons.

Speaking in an interview with The Nation in Makurdi, Benue State, the corps Member said as someone on a wheel chair himself, he knew what it means to be physically challenged.

In his words – “I have taken it upon myself to alleviate the hardship of people who cannot move around for the sake of their disability because I’m physically challenged too.

“Our society does not care enough for the physically challenged persons. They are the poorest in our society not because they want to be poor.

“Physically challenged persons cannot get decent jobs; not because they cannot work. But these and other hardships we suffer are because our society erroneously feels that a disability in the leg equals a disability in the human mind. So, they deny the physically challenged persons opportunities.”

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