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Kebbi State Governor Redeems Pledge Made To PWD

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Adewale Ajayi,

 

Kebbi State governor, Nasir Idris has fulfilled his pledge to Persons Living with Disability (PWD) in the state by appointing five of their members as Special Assistants.

According to the Special adviser to the governor on Media and publicity Yahaya Sarki, made this known on Thursday in a statement issued by him.

Sarki explained that the letters of  appointment of the appointees were signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Yakubu Bala-Tafida, and has been dispatched to the beneficiaries.

The statement reads “In order to ensure justice, equity and fairness, the five appointees were drawn from the four Emirates of the state, namely; Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru.”

The media aide recalled that the governor had promised to appoint PWDs in the state during an interactive programme on BBC Hausa: “A Fada A Cika.”

“During this programme with His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Dr Nasir Idris, Kauran Gwandu, on Monday 1st Jan., 2024, persons living with disability raised a complaint to him on non-inclusion in governance and he promised to appoint five of them, and he has fulfilled it,” he noted.

According to the spokesman, letters of appointment were jointly presented to the appointees by Malam Sarki; and Alhaji Aminu Ambursa, Leader of the All Progressives Congress Persons Living with Disability alongside the National Chairman of Joint Association of Persons Living with Disability, Abdullahi Birnin Kebbi.

In a related development, a Bill for the establishment of commission for PWDs in the state had been sent to the state House of Assembly for ratification.

 

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