Gombe Governor Commemorates International Day Of People With Disabilities

…… Pledges Continued Support, Inclusive Policies

In commemoration of the International Day of People with Disabilities, today, December 3, the Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON has felicitated the resilient individuals facing challenges due to disabilities across the state.

A statement on Sunday, 3rd December 2023 signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Gombe Government House, Ismaila Uba Misilli, said that in a goodwill message, the Governor emphasized his administration’s resolve to encourage inclusive policies, promote diversity, equity, and empowerment for every segment of society.

While reflecting on this year’s theme, ‘United in action to rescue and achieve the sustainable development goals for, with, and by persons with disabilities,’ the Governor reiterated his commitment to ensuring the dreams and aspirations of People with Disabilities (PWDs) are not only acknowledged but fully supported by his government.

“We remain resolute in our commitment to providing necessary support for the empowerment and dreams of our PWDs”.

“Efforts are underway to establish an Agency to cater for the unique needs and welfare of our PWD community,” the Governor stated.

He assured that a bill which will seek to create this Agency has received the full attention and support of his administration. He pledged that upon its submission and passage by the State House of Assembly, he will expedite its enactment into law, to ensure that the voices and concerns of PWDs are comprehensively addressed.

Governor Inuwa acknowledged the strength and resilience demonstrated by the disability community in Gombe State, urging continued support and loyalty to his administration’s inclusive initiatives.

“We renew our resolve to champion inclusivity, celebrate diversity, and continue our collective journey towards a more supportive society”, the Governor assured.