Gov Al-Makura To Reinstate Sacked Disabled Persons

By Godwin Ojoshimite

Tanko Al-Makura, governor Nasarawa State, has promised to re-absorb all disabled persons in the state who have been relieved of their job as a result of theircondition.

The governor gave the assurance when members of the association of blind people paid him a courtesy visit at the presidential lodge, Lafia.

He further disclosed that the state government has awarded a contract for the construction of three special schools in Lafia, Akwanga and Keffi to educate those living with disabilities.

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According to Al-Makura, the school in Keffi would take care of those with autisim, the facility for the blind would be built in Akwanga while the school in Lafia would be for persons with hearing impairment.

He also directed the state ministry of education, women affairs and finance to carry out a census and come up with the total number of people living with disabilities in the state.

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According to the governor, 100 youths from each of the 13 local government and 21 development areas in the state would be employed before the end of the year, making a total of about 3400 people who will be given a job.

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Earlier, the leader of the delegation Samuel Demas said they were there to show solidarity with the governor on the occasion of the
Eid-el-Kabir.

He expressed confidence on the administration and urged the governor to include more disabled persons in his government.

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