The Joint National Association of People with Disability (JONAPWD) Jigawa State Chapter has called on the government at all levels and other stakeholders to support the implementation of the “Disability Law” for maximum social inclusion in society.
The Chairman of JONAPWD Jigawa state chapter Hon Adamu Shuaibu Jigawar Tsada made the call while delivering his speech during the celebration of International Day of Person Living with Disability held on Tuesday in Dutse capital.
He explained that People living with disabilities need special consideration to enable them to enjoy a good life, and also contribute their quota for social and economic development of society.
Hon Jigawar Tsada maintained that lack of proper support is what caused thousands of people with disability to become public liabilities, not because they don’t have any potential to become productive and self-reliant.
“The Disability Law has clearly captured the role of government and the general public in supporting people living with Disability, and if implemented thousands of us will quit street begging and also become productive.
“So we are using this occasion to remind the authority concern and general public on the need to support the full implementation of the law for us to live in dignity, respect and pride” the chairman stated.
He also called on the Persons living with Disability to remove all forms of inferiority complex and uphold self-confidence in participating in all forms of life struggle and competition according to their ability, Disability is Not Inability.
During the occasion, two papers were presented titled ‘The Relevance of Inclusion in Promoting Basic Education: Challenges and Way Forward’ and ‘Islamic Perspective on Disability and Inclusion- Role of Community’.