By Abdulganiyu Alabi, Kaduna
Technical Resource Person for Women and Youth Empowerment Programme, (WYEP) Dr Busra Zakariya’u has urged Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai to increase number of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) as beneficiaries in agricultural intervention projects in the state.
He made the call during a training session organised for PWDs by Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support project (APPEALS) Kaduna Chapter.
Zakariya’u said there is need for the state government to increase the number of PWDs in the APPEALS project from 85 to a reasonable amount to maximise their potentials in farming.
Representatives of persons with disability at the event also asked El-Rufai to stick to five per cent representation agreement in its agriculture intervention programme.
Similarly, Executive Director, Women with Disability Self-Reliance Foundation, Risikat Toyin Muhammed, said increasing the slots would increase PWDs sense of belonging as Nigerians.
The State Coordinator of APPEALS, Dr Yahaya Aminu, represented by the State Ginger Facilitator, Reuben Teddy Sonkop, said 85 PWDs were among the 1,700-targeted beneficiaries of the project.