Sule reiterates commitment to welfare of PLWDs in Nasarawa



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


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


Represented his Special Assistant on Social Media and Disability, Mr Hamza Mamman, the said governent would continue to ensure the empowerment and training people living disability to improve their standard   living.


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


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


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


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


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


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