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I will not discriminate against physically-challenged — Bakassi chairman


The Chairman of Bakassi Council, Mr. Iyadim Amboni Iyadim has assured physically challenged indigenes of the area that his administration will be open to all and sundry with a view to create a sense of belonging.
Speaking while receiving members of the Nigerian Association for the Blind (NAB), Cross River State Chapter, led by its Secretary, Mr. Esuk Etim Okon, during a courtesy call in his office at weekend, Iyadim disclosed that his administration, when fully constituted, will incorporate disabled persons into the scheme of things.
Iyadim said: “There is ability in disability, and I intend to work with you because some of you have the capacity to render valuable services to the society in spite of your physical condition.”

He added that the council would organise training programmes in various arts and crafts as well as open a desk office in the area to address their needs
Earlier, the Secretary of the association, said the visit was to acquaint the council of their contributions and appealed that they be carried along in its programmes, noting that the vulnerable and people living with disability could be co-opted into the council’s developmental programmes as many of them possessed skills that can add value to the council.


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