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FG will do the needful to stop Stignatization against persons living with disabilities says Humanitarian ministry

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has reiterated its determination to stamp out all forms of stigmatisation against deaf persons and people living with disabilities.
The minister Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk who spoke at a press conference to mark the International Day of Sign Languages as well as the International Week of the Deaf at her office in Abuja said the ministry will continue to work with the deaf and all persons with disabilities to ensure their rights, inclusion and participation in the society are given utmost priority. 
According to her, “I is in realization of this, that we have been in the forefront to ensure the Nigeria Disability Commission is established and function to assuage the yearning and aspirations of all persons with disabilities in Nigeria.
She gave the assurance that the Federal Government through the Ministry will leave no stone unturned to ensure that all persons with disabilities in Nigeria are carried along in governance by removing all barriers that hitherto, posed as hindrance for effective functioning of such persons.
“Today is a remarkable day, once again reaffirming the rights of the deaf and the promotion of their language, I enjoined all to join in the celebration and learn to sign, so communication can be made easier for our brothers and sisters who are deaf.
Thank you and God bless us all.

“The celebration of International Day of Sign Languages arose from the Resolution A/RES/72/161 of the United Nations which adopted in 2017 and recognized 23rd September as the International Day of Sign Languages.
“The International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated every year since 2017 alongside International Week of the Deaf (IWD) which is 21st to 26th September, 2020.
“The theme for this year is “Reaffirming Deaf People’s Human Rights” for the International Week of the Deaf and “Sign Languages are for Everyone” for the International Day of Sign Languages.”
She pointed out that the celebration among others is to promote linguistic identity and culture of Deaf people all over the world.
“This year’s theme therefore, is very apt and we join the Nigeria National Association and the World Federation to re-emphasize this rights and to say Nigeria Sign Language is for everyone.”
Secretary general of the National Association of the Deaf Chidi Topaz Olujie said the challenge of stigmatization and exclusion has been their major set back in actualising their dreams as anywhere they go they are being sympathized with as if they needed help.
“No we have the right to do everything including their ability to contribute their own quota to the economic development of the country because like every other human beings we have skills.
He said without the sign language communition everything would be difficult for them saying that is why they are celebrating the International Day of Sign Languages as well as the International Week of the Deaf.
This is to make everyone know that deaf people have skills, deaf people can work as they are graduates with certificates with which they can contribute to national economic development.
He said through Sign language there will be collaboration among them and they would not be excluded.
“hat is why we have a one week every year to celebrate to bring make people aware of deaf persons.”
He appreciated the minister for the opportunity to celebrate.

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Kano commissioner explains why Salihu Tanko-Yakasai was booted out

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Kano commissioner explains why Salihu Tanko-Yakasai was booted out

The Kano state information commissioner, Muhammad Garba, revealed reason why Tanko-Yakassai was relieved of his appointment.
He said he was sacked for “unguarded comments”
Although a member of the APC, Tanko-Yakassai had on several occasions criticised the government.
This time around Tanko-Yakasai a.k.a Dawisu, had criticised President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over worsening insecurity in the country.
Garba indicated that the aide could not be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe in as he was unable to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern.

It would be recalled the same aid was once suspended in October for two weeks for being on the same page with #EndSARS protesters.
He was reported to have been arrested and detained at the State Security Service (SSS) headquarters in Abuja.
He was quoted to have asked President Buhari Muhammadu to do something about Nigeria’s worsening insecurity or resign

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EFCC: Bawa vows to work by the constitution rather than external Influence

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EFCC: Bawa vows to work by the constitution rather than external Influence

By Sunday Joseph

The newly confirmed substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has vowed to work by the constitution and not by external influence.

Bawa spoke during the question and answer session at plenary said it applies also to ongoing investigations.
The organization according to him, will work on proactive approach and not being reactionary in the fight against corruption.
He disclosed to senators that he was not involved in the sale of trucks in port Harcourt, saying that the secretary and 3 directors sold the assets because they were forfeited to the federal government.
Bawa clarify the issues on witch hunting which he said has been trending since the inception of EFCC, however he said it would be addressed.
On media trial, he said most of the matters are in the public domain therefore it is beyond the control of the commission.
Deputy senate president Omo Agge said President Buhari’s nominee is a good product and his unique nomination has generated hope for millon’s of youths.

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Bawa as EFCC Chairman, Excellent Choice, Says ex-Rep Karimi

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Bawa as EFCC Chairman, Excellent Choice, Says ex-Rep Karimi

Two time member of Federal House of Representatives, Hon Sunday Karimi has commended the recommendation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as new Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In line with the recommendation of Justice Isa Ayo Salami’s panel, President Buhari on Tuesday broke the 18-year tradition of appointing policemen as chairman of the EFCC, with his choice of Bawa, a Course One EFCC Cadet product.

Bawa, if confirmed , will be the first EFCC’s cadet to head the commission. He will replace suspended Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu.

Hon Karimi, who represented Yagba Federal Constituency, Kogi State in the 7th and 8th Assembly, in a statement on Friday described Bawa’s choice as a round peg in a round hole.

According to the former Rep, “With my deep knowledge of the workings of the outfit in the last decade, the choice of Bawa provides an opportunity for an insider with excellent intellectual abilities, youthful vigor and a total shift from police lock up and charge and bail attitude to transformation into real professionalism in financial crimes investigation as it is carried out in other civilzed communities”.

Karimi declared that contrary to recent attempts to “run Mr Bawa down at all cost”, he is one of the few trusted hands in the organization that are incorriptible.

“He approaches his schedules with humility and he is a very sound officer. He will surely reposition EFCC as a top intelligence outfit. His choice presents an opportunity for those that were trained by the organization to lead the service”, he added

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