Home Disability News FG Partners Bauchi State Agency For PWDs To Establish State Disability Commission

FG Partners Bauchi State Agency For PWDs To Establish State Disability Commission

by Sejoro Ekundayo

To further strengthen the social welfare for Persons With Disabilities in Nigeria, the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities has extended its collaborative measures to the Bauchi State Government.

The much anticipated synergy was consummated recently in Abuja when the Executive Secretary National Commission for Persons With Disabilities Dr. James David Lalu received in audience a delegation from the Bauchi State Agency for Persons with Disabilities led by the Executive Secretary, Hon. Brisca Aaron.

In his welcome remarks, Lalu reiterated that the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities is a home to all and will be willing to offer assistance to any group in the vanguard of protecting the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities in Nigeria.

The Commission’s helmsman also assured that his office will ensure the establishment of the State office of the Commission for Persons With Disabilities before the end of December 2024.

He further commended the Agency for providing some palliatives as well as scholarships for the susceptible, especially Persons with disabilities in the North East at this critical period in the Nation’s economy.

In her response, the Executive Secretary, Bauchi State Agency for Persons With Disabilities, Hon. Brisca Aaron highlighted some of the steps taken by the Agency to collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and other institutions for the inclusions and better life for Persons with Disabilities.

“I want to sincerely appreciate Dr. Lalu for all his efforts in promoting the well being of Persons with Disabilities across the States in Nigeria as this accounts for the encouragement for us at Bauchi State to continually emulate the passion for helping the most vulnerable in the society.

According to her, the State is gearing up to receive Dr. Lalu as soon as possible to lead the establishment of the State Commission for Persons With Disabilities.

The high point of the Meeting was the presentation of specific requests catalogued by Hon. Brisca Aaron for a smooth transition of the State Disability Agency into a full fledged Disability Commission in Bauchi State.

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