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We are enjoying attention, appointments under Tinubu – PWD

Again, an appeal has gone to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by a group to appoint a woman as the minister for humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation.

The appointment according to the group would strengthen the government’s commitment to ensuring equal opportunities and support for all members of society.

Group of Persons living with disabilities (PWDs) across the six geo-political zones, in collaboration with association of widows in Nigeria made the call at a press briefing in Abuja in commemoration of June 12 and ‘Democracy Day’

They thumbed-up the federal government for the attention given to the PWDs and the vulnerables as well as appointments across boards.

They also thanked him for recognizing June 12, as democracy day, and for extolling the late Chief MKO Abiola, the symbol of the June 12 struggle for his contribution to democracy.

In his remarks at the event, the chairman Northern Youth Disabilities Forum, Mohammed Musa Zaria, who thanked Tinubu for prioritizing PWD expressed gratitude to the government for making them number one in the renewed hope agenda, saying he is fulfilling his mandate and their life is changing for good.

The group also lauded the president for standing with the PWDs in all their activities before and even after elections especially in the area of budgetary increase for its commission which he added was the largest in Africa.

Citing the need for a new minister for the Humanitarian ministry, Musa Zaria said the ministry belongs to PWD and the vulnerable in the society, adding: “We have not been okay for some time now owing to the vacant position in the ministry,”

“The position requires someone with leading efforts aimed at alleviating poverty and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations across the country.

“Our request was borne out of the critical importance of having a leader who understands and prioritizes the challenges faced by PWDs and marginalized groups in the country.”

The group, who had earlier endorsed Dr. Halimat Adenike Tejuosho for the position further urged the president to consider her credibility, humanitarian activities, track record and how it has impacted widows, PWDs, orphans and other vulnerable people over the years.

“Tejuosho has impacted a lot on the lives of the people and used her resources to cater for the less privileged, persons with disabilities, internally displaced persons and widows.

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