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FG Collaborates with Bauchi State to Establish State Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Abuja, Nigeria – June 26, 2024: In a remarkable step towards enhancing the social welfare of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria, the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities (NCPWD) has announced a significant collaboration with the Bauchi State Government. This strategic partnership aims to establish a dedicated State Commission for Persons With Disabilities in Bauchi State, reflecting a robust commitment to the inclusion and empowerment of PWDs across the nation.

The landmark synergy was officially consummated during a recent meeting in Abuja, where Dr. James David Lalu, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities, welcomed a delegation from the Bauchi State Agency for Persons with Disabilities. The delegation was led by the Agency’s Executive Secretary, Hon. Brisca Aaron. The meeting underscored the importance of unified efforts in protecting the rights and dignity of PWDs, while also setting the stage for future collaborations.

In his welcoming remarks, Dr. Lalu emphasized the inclusive nature of the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities. “Our Commission is a home to all,” he stated. “We are always willing to offer assistance to any group dedicated to safeguarding the rights and dignity of Persons With Disabilities in Nigeria.” Dr. Lalu reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment to supporting initiatives that promote the well-being of PWDs and assured that the establishment of the State office of the Commission in Bauchi will be achieved by the end of December 2024.

Dr. Lalu also took the opportunity to commend the Bauchi State Agency for its proactive measures in supporting PWDs. He praised the Agency for providing much-needed palliatives and scholarships to vulnerable individuals, particularly those in the North East, during this challenging economic period. “Your efforts are commendable and reflect a true commitment to humanitarian service,” Dr. Lalu said.

In her response, Hon. Brisca Aaron expressed her gratitude for Dr. Lalu’s unwavering support and dedication to the cause of PWDs. She highlighted various steps taken by the Bauchi State Agency to collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, along with other institutions, to foster inclusivity and improve the quality of life for PWDs. “Dr. Lalu’s relentless efforts in promoting the well-being of PWDs across Nigeria have been a source of inspiration for us,” Hon. Aaron stated. “His passion for helping the most vulnerable in society encourages us to strive for better support systems for PWDs in Bauchi State.”

Hon. Aaron further revealed that Bauchi State is eagerly preparing to welcome Dr. Lalu to lead the establishment of the State Commission for Persons With Disabilities. She highlighted the anticipation and excitement surrounding this development, noting that it marks a significant milestone in the journey towards comprehensive support for PWDs at the state level.

The meeting culminated in the presentation of specific requests by Hon. Brisca Aaron. These requests are designed to ensure a seamless transition of the Bauchi State Disability Agency into a full-fledged Disability Commission. This strategic move is expected to enhance the operational capacity of the Agency, allowing it to better serve the needs of PWDs in Bauchi State.

This collaborative effort between the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities and the Bauchi State Government exemplifies a shared vision for a more inclusive and supportive society. As Nigeria continues to advance its social welfare policies, the establishment of state-level commissions for PWDs stands as a testament to the nation’s commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunities for all citizens.

The journey towards a fully operational State Commission for Persons With Disabilities in Bauchi State is now set in motion, with high expectations for significant positive impact on the lives of PWDs. With dedicated leadership and collaborative efforts, the vision of a more inclusive Nigeria is steadily becoming a reality.

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