Lepers in the Alheri Special Village, Yangoji, Kwali Area Council of Abuja, have expressed their displeasure at the turn of events after helping to bring president Muhammadu Buhari into power in 2015 and earlier this year, they were yet to benefit from his government.
The displeasure was expressed on Saturday by the Head of the village, Ali Isa while receiving food items donated to the village by the Qatari Charity Organization.
According to Ali Isa, for over six years, the community had no electricity as a result of their transformer being stolen, and as a result of the darkness, the villagers battle snakes and other reptiles at night. He also complained that the health clinic made available to them had no drugs, adding that they were not assisted with fertilizers for their farms as well.
Ali on behalf of the Lepers tel President Buhari to come to their aid in providing them basic amenities. He said it was a shame that only international organizations were assisting them with donations while government turned a blind eye to their plights.