The Executive Secretary National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Mr.James David Lalu has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s creative prowess is second to none as the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development which is under the auspicious watch of Hajia Sadiya Umar Faruoq has touched lives positively within a short time since its creation in 2019.
The Executive Secretary made this remark recently in Abuja during the maiden Management retreat organized by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development tagged Strengthening Social Inclusion for improved living standard of Nigerians.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Secretary said that President Muhammadu Buhar’s creative qualities have giving birth to a system which is in the process of eradicating extreme poverty from Nigeria in the next 10 years.
He said that the Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajia Sadiya Umar Faruoq has proven her mettle as Mr. President’s foot soldier by stirring the Ministry on the cause of progress, especially her record time interest towards the vulnerable in the society; the PWDs and the Dotage.
Lalu further disclosed that the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities has benefitted from the 10% inclusion in all programmes organized by the Ministry as mandated by the Hon. Minister.
“Over Eighty-Thousand Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria have successfully benefitted from the National Social Investment Programs organized by the Ministry” he pointed out
He, however added that the National Senior Citizen Centre among others were also established by the Honourable Minister to cater for the lives of the aged in the society.
While extolling the moral qualities of the Hon. Minister and her impact in the Disability community, Lalu stated that she has lifted PWDs from their pitiable state to a liberated stand and vowed that the Commission will continued to align with her leadership, he called her “the Liberator general”
Earlier in her keynote address and formal opening of the retreat, the Hon. Minister, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk revealed that the Maiden edition of the Management retreat is designed for brainstorming and to fashion out avenues towards actualizing the mandate of the Ministry.
She promised never to relent in her resolve to identifying with the Commission and promoting disability inclusion.