Hon. Mohammed Abba Isa, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Disability Matters has received an award in recognition of his contributions and commitments to the causes of persons with disabilities.
At the Disability Inclusion And Leadership (DIAL) awards organised by Project Enable Africa on Friday, the SSA received Disability Inclusion and Accessibility Leadership Award in recognition of his enormous contribution to the struggle that led to the enactment and signing into law the Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Director of Project Enable Africa, Mr Olusola Owonikoko said “the award was presented to Abba Isa in recognition of the role he played in mobilizing support across the country which draws the attention of the National Assembly to give priority to the passage of the bill.
In a statement received by Inclusive News Network, Hon. Abba Isa expressed deep appreciation for the honour given to him.
He said “this accolade serves as a powerful motivator, inspiring me to redouble my efforts in championing the cause of disability rights.
“I extend my sincere appreciation to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmad Tinubu, for his wise choice in appointing me. His commitment to inclusivity is evident, and I am grateful to be entrusted with this responsibility. It is an acknowledgment of my dedication to this noble cause.
“Mr. President’s passion for People with Disabilities is commendable, and I am confident that, in partnership with Project Enable and other organizations, we will work together to fulfill the objectives outlined in the Renewed Hope Agenda. The establishment of this office aligns with our collective commitment to creating a more inclusive society.
“I express gratitude to the organizers of this event, Project Enable, for their dedication to recognizing and rewarding individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment. Your continued efforts in identifying and celebrating those who contribute selflessly are vital in fostering positive change.”
Hon. Abba Isa dedicates the award to 31 million Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria, adding that the award is not just a personal achievement but a collective recognition of the resilience and strength of the disability community.