Senior Special assistant to President Muhammed Buhari on disability matters, Dr. Samuel Ankeli, has said that more than 25 million Nigerians are living with disability in the country.
Dr. Ankeli made the disclosure in Jos, the Plateau State capital during a courtesy visit to governor Simon Lalong in government house in Rayfield .
He pointed out that they are in the state for an advocacy visit to government, traditional rulers and tertiary institutions for them to support the quick passage of disability bill in the national assembly.
The senior special assistant further challenged States government, MDAs Local government council and the organised private sector to always involve people with disability in decision making and planning.
Dr. Ankeli further added that President Buhari is seriously committed to the welfare of people with disability, stressing that the President believe in peace and negotiation to ensure a violence free society so as not to increase disability.
Governor Lalong who was represented by the secretary to the government of the state, Hon. Rufus Bature in his remark said, as a responsible government, it is their duty to take care of people with disability, adding that Plateau State is the first state in the federation to pass the child right act.


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