IDPD 2023: Uba Sani restates agenda for disabled people

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By Mathew Dadiya

Kaduna State governor, Uba Sani has reiterated his administration’s commitment to supporting persons with disabilities in the State, adding that “there is no going back on our agenda for the Disabled.”

The governor restated his administration’s unwavering determination to enthrone inclusiveness and integration of persons with disabilities in Kaduna.

He said the future of Persons with disabilities rests on regular and robust engagement with their leaders “in order to better appreciate their most-important needs as citizens of Kaduna State”, adding that the SUSTAIN Agenda of his administration is more about supporting the poor, underserved and special people like those with disabilities.

The governor called on stakeholders to heed the annual call by United Nations to “mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities, promote awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.”

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations’ General Assembly resolution 47/3. It is celebrated on 3rd day of December around the world. UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to support activities marking the day.

The theme for this year’s International Day for Persons with Disabilities is “United in action to rescue and achieve the SDGs for, with and by persons with disabilities”.