Sule reiterates commitment to welfare of PLWDs in Nasarawa



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Mr Umar Dahiru, 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.(NAN)