President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities to play its roles adequately in the realisation of government’s objective of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The president gave the charge on Thursday when he received members of the newly established governing council of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said as a team of the commission their work forms a critical aspect in achieving the objective of his administration to remove 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
He also said that the government is looking forward to commissioning projects and programmes of high impact to the disabled community in line with this vision.
He gave assurance that his administration would continue to give effect to treaties that give inclusivity to persons with disabilities.
He therefore pledged that his administration would continue to give effect to all global, regional and sub-regional treaties that seek to improve the lives of disadvantaged citizens.
He commended some governors who had enacted laws on disability and enjoined others who had not to do the needful.
For his part, Dr Hussaini Kangiwa, Chairman of the governing council of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, told the correspondents that they were in the Presidential Villa on a “thank-you” visit to Mr President for his support to the disability community in the country.