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Kaduna State Government Empowers Physically Challenged Persons In The State With Big Contract

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Ja'afaru Sani said on Tuesday that the state government has empowered physically challenged persons with contract to produce 500 chairs for secondary schools.

Sani made the disclosure in Kaduna, on Tuesday, during a visit to the workshop of the beneficiaries, Physically Handicapped Welding Cooperative Society, to inspect the production of the chairs to ensure quality.

According to him, the measure was part of ongoing efforts to empower physically challenged persons with skills to make them self-reliant and reduce the number of beggars on the streets.
He said that the state government operates a people oriented government with no discrimination against anyone on the bases of tribe, religion or educational status.
"The Nasir El-Rufa'i led-administration is an inclusive government that tries to protect the interest of all.

"It is said that there is ability in disability. The Governor has seen the skills and potential in these people and decided to encourage them with a contract to produce 500 chairs.
"This means that Kaduna State Government will patronise anyone that can get the job done, not minding who you are or where you came from, "he said.
The commissioner who expressed satisfaction with the quality of work, said he will speak with other government agencies to patronise them.
He called on other physically challenge persons in the state to lean one form of skills or the other to be self reliant and live a quality life.

The chairman of the association, Malam Musa Abdullahi, thanked the state government for the support and appealed for more contract to encourage other physically challenged persons to learn skills.
According to him, educating and equipping people with skills will prevent them from becoming beggars.

Earlier, the Consultant to the Kaduna State Government on Furniture, Architect Lawal Makarfi, said that the beneficiaries have so far produced 250 chairs.
According to him, the cooperative have the capacity to train others if adequately supported.
He called on the state government to provide them with a workshop and the necessary facilities to enable them train other physically challenged persons to take them off the street.
Source: KDSG

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