Kano State Government has vowed to take measures aimed at improving the lives of people living with disabilities.
Speaking at the International Spinal Cord Injury Day Celebration organized by the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Nigeria, Kano Chapter in collaboration with State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), held Government House, Kano, Ganduje assured of developing more strategies to improve the lives of people with disability in the state.
Ganduje who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna announced that for his administration to live to its statutory responsibilities, a modern Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Machine had been provided for the assessment of spinal cord injury at Muhammad Buhari Specialist Hospital.
He said furniture and accessories worth over a million Naira have been provided to furnish and equip the Secretariat”.
“Survival of people with disability particularly victims of spinal cord injuries in this era of Covid-19 is equally challenging most especially when the ingredients and consumables required for the enhancement of lives of the victims are getting affordably due to the socio-economic realities of the moment “, the Governor said.
“It ishoped that these items will be properly utilized to enhance your operations and I want to assure you that this administration will continue to do more to alleviate the suffering of your members through various palliative measures ” he stated and expressed the State Government’s support and cooperation to complement effort of the Association in enhancing the lives of its members.
In his remarks, the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero represented by the Fagacin Kano Alhaji Habibu Bello Dankadai appealed to the Government and corporate organizations to assist such associations of people with disability to improve their live better.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of SEMA, Alhaji Sale Aliyu Jili maintained that Kano State Government through the agency is doing everything possible to cater for the lives of people with special needs especially in this period of Covid-19 pandemic.
He however expressed the need for the establishment of a rehabilitation center for people with spinal cord injury in the county and Kano state in particular.
The Chairman Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria, Kano Chapter Engineer Abdul Haruna disclosed that the International Spinal Cord Society had decided to observe Spinal Cord Injury Day on 5th September every year with a view to increase awareness of spinal cord injuries, and thanked government for supporting the association.