Sule reiterates commitment to welfare of PLWDs in Nasarawa



Gov.  Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has  reiterated commitment to the  training and welfare of Living with  Disabilities (PLWDs) in the state.


Sule said this at a one-day Special Mentoring and Life Enhancement training for the Joint National Association of  PLWDs,  Nasarawa Chapter, on Friday in Lafia.


Represented his Special Assistant on and Disability, Mr Hamza Mamman, the governor said governent continue to ensure the empowerment and training of living with disability to improve their standard of  living.


He noted that his administration since inception had given priority to the welfare and employment of PLWDs  in the state.


On her part, the for , Science and Technology,  Hajiya Fatu Sabo, advised PLWDs to take advantage of the available governent technical schools to acquire skills in order to better their lives.


The who was represented by the Director of Special , Mr Madaki Ibrahim, urged them to desist from street begging and embrace training in various skills to become self-reliant.


“The state do not want you  to take to the streets to beg,  that is why it made provision for various skills centres. We technical schools in Asakio, Mada Station among others,” she said.


Mr Umar Dahiru, Chairman of Youths with Special Needs in Nasarawa  said the mentoring and enhancement training was aimed at empowering them to be self- reliant and to discourage them from begging.


He commended the governor  for prioritising the training and welfare of the PLWDs in the state, adding that the association was ready to support him to succeed.()