A consultant pediatric neurologist, Dr. Ndubuisi Uwaezuoke, says left-handedness is not a deficiency and should not be seen as absurd by parents.
Dr. Uwaezoke stated this while commenting on the 2019 International lefthanders day marked every August, 13.
Speaking on whether left-handedness is associated with intelligence and greatness, a consultant Pediatrics neurologist, Dr. Ndubuisi Uwaezuoke, explained that left-handedness is genetic and noting that such people were usually intelligent.
According to Dr. Uwaezuoke, left-handedness manifests when right brain dominates and develops more than the left side.
Speaking on situation where one offers a left hand a handshake, a title holder, Ozo Paschal Okologu, explained that persons have no reason to offer left hand in a handshake in the Igbo traditional and some African traditions.
Ozo Okologu was of the opinion that a child that was born left handed could be corrected to use their right hand with determination and commitment by the parents.
Lefthanders day celebrated globally was created by Dean Campbell, Founder of lefthanders International.
The aim of the day is to raise awareness on the advantages and disadvantages of left-handedness in a predominately right handed world, where most equipment and gadgets in use are constructed to suit right handed people.
Left-handers people find it easier to use their left hands more than their right.
Research shows that seven to ten percent of the world population are left-handers. Prominent among them are former US President, Barrack Obama; popular female singer, Celine Dion; owner of Micro Soft Computer, Bill Gates; and Prince Charles of England.