By Godwin Ojoshimite
As part of efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the less privileged, governor Umar Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has donated the sum of N2 million to disabled persons in the state.
The governor made the donation while celebrating his 61st birthday in Lafia, Friday.
According to the governor, the token is in line with his administrations commitment to assist the down trodden in the state by giving them hope and making them see reasons to live.
He explained that, “500 thousand is for the blind, the lame will also get 500 thousand, while the deaf and dumb will also get 500 thousand naira each.”
Al-Makura pointed out that being disabled is not the end of life as according to him, he became the governor of the state as a person with hearing impairment.
The governor also disclosed that his administration had mapped out plans to build schools for the disabled in Lafia, Akwanga, Keffi and Karu.
Expressing his appreciation, the chairman of the Joint Association of Disable Persons, Andrew Awu, thanked the governor for his kind gesture towards the less privileged in the state.
He assured the governor of the unflinching support of all disables in the state, towards achieving his administration’s objective.