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***as Education counterpart says braille will be accommodated in examinations

The minister of Aviation senator Hadi Sirika has promised to ensure all Nigerian airports are 

compliant in providing facilities and services to people living with disability going forward. 
Speaking recently in Abuja during the commemoration of the international Day for People living with disability he said, “Even at the moment we have space and area we cordoned especially in Lagos and Abuja and so on, where such persons can rest and wait. 
“We provided wheel chairs and other special needs and we will continue to do that.”
He said he grew up recieving religious instructions from imams  Ibn Baz and Al-Hamid Kishk who were blind.
“Though they were blind when I was younger but they transferred into me tremendous amount of knowledge for which I have been benefitiaciary all these years so I am a huge supporter and fan of PLWD.
“I assure you that our airports will continue to be compliant with people with disabiluty.
Also the minister if State for education Chukwuemeja Nwajuiba who was also in attendance said the ministry is committed to the goals of the federal government towards enabling a conducive environment for all persons to thrive, especially the PWDs. 
“In fact, the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities was established just within a year of the minister’s assumption of office. We are grateful to her for the rare achievement.

“On our part, we are doing our best to follow her recommendations in the area of inclusive education for PWDs. In that regard, we are retooling our schools and education programmes. “We are including braille in some schools for use by virtually impaired persons. At this era of COVID-19, we have also been encouraging online learning for the inclusion of PWDs,” he said the ministry of education is committed to the goals that the Federal Government have enunciated towards enabling a conducive environment for all persons to thrive.
He said they are making special effort to aid all the persons who are living with disabilities.
“It is in furtherance of that that we are here this morning to associate with all the programs of the ministry of humanitarian and to pledge our commitment to help realise all the goals as set in the innauguration of the commission. 
“Past year the commission hadn’t been established but my sister, the dogged minister had made sure that they commission she promised had been inaugurated and chairman and board members appointed.
“In furtherance we believe that all the policies that we need to put in place for the benefit of all will continue to be at the forefront of what we do. 
I am delighted to say that the Federal Government through the ministry of education, is retooling schools to be able to accommodate more based on the instructions recieved from the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.
“Like I did say we are continuously committed to this work to partner with the humanitarian affairs ministry to deliver on all aspects of her mandate.”

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq in her speech reiterated the federal Government’s  commitment towards the promotion of the welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria.
Farouq, said that President Muhammadu Buhari should be commended for championing the interests of PWDs, especially by assenting to the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, “after almost 18 years of long struggle”.

She said: “In recent years, disability issues are now placed at the front burner of national developments. This is evidenced in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). In committing to the realisation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, the Federal Government remains committed towards doing its best to cater for the needs of all her citizens (PWDs inclusive), for national development, where no one is left behind.

“As we are aware, President Muhammadu Buhari recently assented to the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, after almost 18 years of long struggle. This Act provides for the full integration of Persons With Disabilities into the society and creation of National Commission for Persons with Disabilities that will be vested with the responsibilities for the education, health, social, economic and civil rights of PWDs.

“These will help in no small measure in promoting the participation of PWDs in all aspects of life and their aspiring to leadership and decision making positions. Processes for the implementation of some of the provisions of the Act has already began in earnest. The President has already appointed the Executive Secretary and other members of the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) some few months ago to address the issues affecting the PWDs in Nigeria.

“I remember vividly that on this day last year, I promised the PWDS and Nigerians in general that I was going to ensure that Mr. President approved the appointment of the Board members of the National Commission for PWDs to commence their duty in addressing the issues affecting the PWDs before this year’s celebration of the IDPWDs, of which he has done. Therefore, I implore the PWDs and Nigerians in general to help me thank Mr. President for this great gesture he has shown to the PWDs and Nigerians in general.”

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How Govt’s House Lafia runs on almost 24hrs generator, by Gov Sule

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From Daniel Abel, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, has expressed dismay over the epileptic power in the State that has even forced the Govetnment House, Lafia to be on 24hour generator.

This he said is occasioned by avoidable delays in the completion of the 330 KV power sub station in Akurba.
In his words,
“The Government House is on generator for almost 24 hours. It does not make sense, especially at a period like this when people should be saving.

The Governor expressed the displeasure shortly after inspecting progress of work at the site of the project, on Wednesday.

Engineer Sule was particular about the poor handling of the project by contractors, as he vowed to intervene by meeting with all parties concerned to achieve speedy completion of the project.

In a chat with journalists at the site of the project, the Governor lamented over the power situation, especially in Lafia, the state capital, where residents enjoy only 1-2 hours of electricity daily, with residents left to depend on generators for power.

“A state like Nasarawa should be saving money, not wasting money on diesel and then generating power from a source that is even unhealthy even to the human body,” he stated.

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Zamfara government debunks reports that abducted students have regained freedom

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Zamfara State Government has indicated that the over 300 Students kidnapped by Bandits are still in the den of their abductors.

Press Secretary to the Governor, Jamilu Magaji, debunked some online media reports that claimed the female students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe have regained freedom.
He stated: “Governor Bello Matawalle and his aides have been been having sleepless nights since Friday when the girls were abducted by gunmen.

He said they have been working round the clock, making frantic efforts that will lead to the safe release of the victims.
He expressed dismay that that some persons, who do not know the details of the situation, will try to further hurt the victims’ parents, government and security by ridiculing the effort with falsehood.
“The state government will come immediately and happily inform the world as soon as the girls are released.”

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has allayed apprehension among Nigerians who may be planning to hoard the Premium Motor Spirit.

The Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Yakubu
on Sunday spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as long fuel queues were noticed at filling stations in many states and Abuja.

It was observed that some filling stations are reluctant dispense the PMS they have in stock to motorists while some have run out of supply.

Yakubu said the price of crude oil has gone up and affected the price of products.

The spokesman assured that PMS would soon be available in excess as loading had already commenced at depots.

“The government and marketers are doing everything possible to ensure that the products are available in every filling station within a few days starting from today,” he said

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