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Disabled Urge Zamfara Govt To Establish Boarding School

Posted: Jun 20, 2015 at 2:37 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Disabled Association of Nigeria has called on Zamfara State Government to establish a special boarding school for the disabled in the state.

Chairman of the association for Northern states, Alhaji Sani Bakura, said the measure would encourage his members to go to school and contribute to national development.

Bakura, who is also the Zamfara State Chairman of the association, made the call at an occasion organised by the group to distribute grants to 170 disabled persons in Gusau.

He noted that establishing such schools would go a long way in reducing street-begging and provide an opportunity for the disabled to learn trades and businesses.

According to him, the association sourced the money it distributed from an undisclosed association.

“With time, other members of the association will get the support as we expect more assistance from some association.

“The assistance was given to only 170 members and we have over 5,000 members.

“Zamfara State Government has assisted us in different ways but there is much that needed to be done, especially in the area of education which will provide opportunity for majority of our members,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, a representative of the state Governor, who is also the state Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lawalli Yabakako, commended the efforts of the leaders of the disabled association for introducing the empowerment scheme.

He assured them that the state government would look into their demands with a view to establishing the special boarding school.
Each of the beneficiaries of the grant collected N10,000.