BUHARI RESTATES DISABILITIES COMMISSION’S ROLE IN LIFTING 100M NIGERIANS OUT OF POVERTY CRUCIAL

Written by on January 8, 2021

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SAYSMEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES HAVE A CRUCIAL ROLE TO PLAY IN LIFTING 100 MILLION NIGERIANS OUT OF POVERTY.

GARBA SHEHU, SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT BUHARI STATED THIS WHEN HE RECEIVED MEMBERS OF THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED BODY AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA.

NOTING THAT “NIGERIA IS A SIGNATORY AND A STATE PARTY TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHICH SEEKS TO PROMOTE THE INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN ALL DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS GLOBALLY.

THE PRESIDENT EXPRESSED JOY THAT THE COMMISSION WAS FINALLY IN PLACE HAVING BEEN AN ISSUE DURING HIS CAMPAIGNS.

IN HER REMARKS, THE MINISTER OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, HAJIYA SADIYA UMAR FAROUQ, WHO LED THE TEAM, SAID SHE HAS CONTINUED TO RECEIVE WORDS FROM PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, LOCAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS, AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY COMMENDING PRESIDENT BUHARI FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMISSION.

SHE URGED BUHARI TO DIRECT THAT PUBLIC BUILDINGS LIKE AIRPORTS, MOTOR PARKS AND SCHOOLS BE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN NIGERIA.

SHE ALSO REQUESTED FOR TECHNOLOGIES TO AID THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS.


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