12 April 2021 By Remi Johnson
In the spirit of the Sallah celebration, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has distributed assorted food items and clothings to persons living with disability in the Territory.
At the commencement of the distribution at the Old Parade Ground, Garki Abuja, the minister also said that the administration had begun profiling of persons living with disability for training in various skills acquisition programmes in line with one of the core mandates of the Social Development Secretariat.
She also used the occasion to reiterate FCTA’s commitment in the empowerment of persons living with disability.
“We are profiling all of them to ensure that we capture them, and at the same time prepare them for empowerment. They are being trained in soap making, cream making, detergents, beads, shoes, bags, to ensure that they earn a living by themselves and by extension become employers of labour…”
In her response, the chairperson, Network of Disabled Women, Mrs. Lois Auta-Udokanta, thanked the minister for using the occasion to cushion the effects of COVID-19 in the lives of persons with disability.
“We are very grateful to her, we are very thankful to her, we are very proud of this gesture and we pray for greater opportunities for our honorable minister”.
Items distributed to 100 persons living with disability include 2 bags of 10kg rice each, one carton of condiments each, wrappers amongst others.