- Emeka Abugu is a blind vulganiser with children in Nigeria
- Despite being blind, Emeka can loosen, patch, pump, tighten and service motorcycle carburettors for his clients
-The father of seven has firmly stated that his disability does not affect his ''manhood''
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Emeka Abugu, a hardworking vulcaniser with seven children who has been blind from childhood, has stated that he remains sexually potent in spite of his disability.
The talented vulcaniser has said he ''lost his sight but not his manhood.''
With seven children including two sets of twins, Emeka lives in a kiosk in Orie Umuaji, a village in Umuida community, Igbo Eze North local government areas of Nigeria’s Enugu state.
Despite being blind, Emeka can loosen, patch, pump, tighten and service motorcycle carburettors among other things for his client, something which continues to baffle many people.
Abugu reveals he lost his eyes when he was a still a kid to untreated cases of measles and other diseases.
''My father was a bicycle repairer and I spent a lot of time with him at his workshop where I learnt the works,'' he said.
However, he notes that when he mastered the acts after spending more than ten years with his father, he decided to venture into motorcycle repairing.
Abugu spent many years understudying his father because of his blindness.
"Today, I can not only render vulcanizing services, but I can also equally service motorcycle carburettors and other mechanical works,'' Emeka Abugu is believed to have said.
Unlike other physically challenged persons, Abugu does not parade the street to beg for pittance.
Abugu caters for all his seven children with income from his vulcanising business.
Despite his laudable gains, Abugu calls on his government to,''stock my kiosk with goods such as tubes and other motorcycle parts so I can be able to train my seven children from the proceeds.''
In other stories, certainly, dreams do come alive and a determined graduate of the University of Ghana with first-class honours, Alice Xorlaly Amegah, has added another feat after she recently completed a master’s programme at Oxford University.
Prior to chalking another laudable milestone, Xorlaly, had been ''in a desperate situation just last year, as she sought to embark on a great academic journey'' to pursue her master’s in Comparative and International Education in the UK.
In spite of the major setback which threatened her resolve to bring her dreams to life, the young Ghanaian first-class graduate got creative with a solution.
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