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Social Security: Kano to Support Residents of Children’s Home

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Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to support the residents of Kano Children’s Home in achieving a quality life as they transition into adulthood.

He committed an Iftar gathering at the Government House in Kano, where he hosted residents of the children’s home and individuals with disabilities.

In a statement issued, Tuesday, by the governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the commitment reflects the administration’s ongoing endeavor to provide social security and a prosperous existence for the children’s home residents.

According to the statement, Governor Yusuf emphasized that, in light of his administration’s concern for addressing the needs of vulnerable members of society, his government has expanded the mandate of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to encompass children and individuals with disabilities, aiming to enhance their quality of life through tailored policies.

He committed to addressing issues such as job creation, access to tertiary education, provision of scholarships, and support for the marriage of female residents of the Children’s Home, under the government’s principle of inclusivity in providing the benefits of democracy to all segments of society.

The Governor also revealed plans to establish an agency dedicated to the welfare of individuals with disabilities and pledged to appoint leaders from within the community to oversee the agency.

He expressed joy in acknowledging the contributions of the children’s home residents and individuals with disabilities to peaceful coexistence and socio-economic advancement.

In her remarks, the Commissioner of Women Affairs, Children, and Persons with Disabilities, Aisha Lawan Saji, expressed gratitude to Governor Yusuf for prioritizing women’s development and enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.

Engineer Musa Shaba, the State Chairman of the Joint Associations of People Living with Disabilities (JONAPLWD), expressed appreciation to the Governor for the renovation of Yadakunya General Hospital and the medical interventions provided to spinal cord patients, among other initiatives.

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