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December 9, 2023

Lawmaker distributes tricycle-wheelchairs to disability persons

From Abdullahi Alhassan, Bauchi

In an effort to mitigate the suffering of physically challenged persons in his Constituency, member representing Duguri/Gwana Constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Honorable Bala Abdullahi Dan, has disbursed tricycle-wheelchairs donated to him by Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos to constituents living with disability.

Speaking during the disbursement ceremony which took place in Duguri of Alkaleri Local Government Area on Friday, the Member said that people living with disability face numerous challenges in their life, especially for the fact that most of them are from poor families. As a result, many of them do not go to school or engage in trades and businesses because of the condition they found themselves in.

He added that the physically challenged are the most ignored people in the society although they are the people with special needs. Hence, he decided to facilitate the donation in order to impact positively on their lives so that they can attain their full potentials like every human being on earth.

Bala Abdullahi Dan, who is the Chairman House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, assured that he will do everything possible to support the education and empowerment of the disabled persons so that some of them can engage in trades, artisanship, and other businesses in order to earn a living rather than engaging in begging.

He expressed the profound gratitude of the people of Duguri/Gwana Constituency and Alkaleri Local Government Area to the City Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos for the magnanimous donation.

He said that for the Centre to have discovered the Constituency and given the huge donation without political, religious, or regional consideration speaks volume of the integrity, magnanimity, love, philanthropy, and selfless humanitarian services of the Centre.

While urging the beneficiaries to make good use of the donation by going back to school and engaging in many economic activities in order to earn a legitimate livelihood, the Lawmaker stated that his partnership with City Gate Handicapped People Centre will be strengthened so that they can do a lot together to help people, especially those with special needs.

In his remark, the Director of Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos, Barrister Ayuba Burki Gufwan, reiterated the commitment and desire of the Centre in improving the quality of lives of the disabled persons by ensuring that they enjoy their full rights and privileges as citizens of the State.

According to him, the Centre in the past has provided such assistance to over 1500 disabled in the State.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke during the occasion expressed their happiness and gratitude to Honorable Bala Abdullahi Dan and the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos for the donation which they say will improve their wellbeing.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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