Samuel Luka, Bauchi
With a view to assuage their sufferings and plights, a member representing Duguri/Gwana Constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Hon. Bala Abdullahi Dan has distributed tricycle-wheelchairs to people with disabilities in his constituency.
According to a press statement from the spokesperson of the speaker of the assembly, Abdul Ahmad Burra, the wheelchairs were donated to the Lawmaker by Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos for onward distribution to constituents living with disability.
The Lawmaker who spoke during the distribution ceremony held in Duguri Community of Alkaleri Local Government Area on Friday, noted that people living with disability are facing numerous challenges in their life.
According to him, most of the people living with disabilities are from the poor family and as a result, many of them don’t go to school or engage in trades and businesses because of the condition they found themselves.
The Lawmaker observed that the physically challenged people are the most ignored set of citizens in the society been people with special needs, hence the reason he decided to facilitate the donation in order to impact positively on their lives so that they can attain their full potentials like every human being on earth.
Hon. Dan who is the Chairman House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs assured that he will do everything possible to support the education and empowerment of the disabled persons to enable them engage in trades, artisanship and other businesses to earn a living rather than engaging in begging.
He expressed the profound gratitude of the people of Duguri/Gwana Constituency and Alkaleri Local Government Area to the City Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos for the magnanimous donation.
He commended the organization for the huge donation without political, religious or regional consideration.
According to the Lawmaker, such gesture speaks volume of the integrity, magnanimity, love, philanthropy and selfless humanitarian services of the Centre.
While urging the beneficiaries to make good use of the donation by going back to school and engaging in many economic activities in order to earn a legitimate livelihood, the Lawmaker stated that his partnership with City Gate Handicapped People Centre will be strengthened so that they can do a lot together to help people especially those with special needs.
In his remark, the Director of Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos Barrister Ayuba Burki Gufwan reiterated the commitment and desire of the Centre in improving the quality of lives of the disabled persons by ensuring that they enjoy their full rights and privileges as citizens of the State.
According to him, the Centre in the past, has provided such assistance to over 1,500 disabled in the State.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke during the occasion expressed gratitude to Hon. Bala Abdullahi Dan and the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos for the donation which they say will improve their wellbeing.