By Ibrahim Musa (INN), Katsina
The Katsina State Association of the Deaf has elected a new crop of leaders in Danja Local Government Area.
The move is in continuation of the State Deaf Association’s determination to ensure the availability of Deaf leaders to capably administer the affairs of Deaf persons in rural areas.
The new leaders will be working in partnership with the State association to ensure welfare of Danja Local Government’s Deaf Population.
Danja is one of Katsina State’s Local Government Areas with a large number of its Deaf folks both the educated and uneducated registered with KTSAD. Accordingly, the population size and commitment of these people to live in peace necessitates a crop of capable leaders.
The election held on August 14, 2022 and was supervised by an Election Committee chaired by Mr. Yahaya Lawal, the Association’s Zonal Coordinator, Katsina South Zone.
On hand to maintain order were security agents from the Police, NSCDC and DSS.
Dignitaries at the event included the Local Government’s Education Secretary, Traditional rulers, etc.
The Election Committee Chairman in his address cautioned the new leaders to be conscious of their responsibilities and work with justice, honesty, transparency and fear of God.
The Secretary, who also doubles as the association’s Secretary General and Local Government representative appealed to the security agencies to ensure Deaf people are protected from all forms of discrimination, violation and insecurity. He also called on stakeholders to be helpful to deaf persons in need.
“We need an inclusive society where deaf people are not leave behind”, he concluded.
The newly elected officers of the Local Government are as follows;
1. Kabir Tukur: Chairman.
2. Dahiru Saidu: Vice Chairman
3. Adamu Tukur: Secretary
4. Mu’azu Gambo: Assistant Secretary
5. Sagir Musa: Treasurer
6. Usman Gambo: P.R.O. 1
7. Muddaha Lawal: P.R.O. 2
8. Ibrahim Aliyu: Fin. Secretary
9. Husaaini Al-Hassan: Auditor
10. Inuwa Shuaibu: Social Director
11. Murtala Garba: Organizing Secretary
12. Uzaira Ibrahim: Women Leader
13. Hulera Idris: Assistant Women Leader
14. Abubakar Bello: Youth Leader
15. Samaila Abdullahi: Chief Whip