Benue gov’s wife promises adequate care for physically challenged persons
• Ortom vows to pursue school of nursing accreditation
As people with disabilities in Benue State joined their colleagues across the globe to mark their day, wife of the governor, Mrs. Eunice Ortom yesterday expressed government commitment to the welfare of the less-privileged and vulnerable members of the society.
Mrs. Ortom, who said this yesterday at the celebration of World Disability Day held at Government House, Makurdi, maintained that the commitment is to the effect that whatever is meant for them must be made available to them.
She said that in accordance with the gesture and terms of agreement between Nigerian Government and Government of Japan amounting to over N600 million, 50 wheel chairs and 740 units of walking support have been distributed to physically challenged persons in the State.
Also, addressing the disabled persons, Governor Samuel Ortom stressed the need to provide the enabling environment for persons with disability to achieve their potentials, even as he stressed that their rights must be protected from undue discrimination.
He promised to repair the dilapidated rehabilitation Center located at Apir, donated a vehicle to the center as well as appointed one Mr. Charly Sati as Senior Special Assistant on People with Special Needs.
Meanwhile, the state government has pledged to support the School of Nursing and Midwifery Mkar to regain its accreditation.
Governor Ortom made the pledge yesterday while addressing the 2015 NKST Synod at Mkar, Gboko LGA of the state.
He requested the President of the Synod, Reverend (Dr.) Ayohol Ate, to furnish him with details of the reaccreditation requirements to enable his administration take necessary action.
The Governor stressed the importance the school in health care delivery in the state and all over the world and reiterated the determination of his regime to resuscitate that of the state government as well of the one at Mkar.
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