Ministerial Appointment: Southern Kaduna Youth Make Case  For Persons With Special Needs 

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By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna 

The youth of Southern Kaduna, have called on President Bola Tinubu to end all forms of existing discrimination that exclude persons with disabilities from active participation in governance in the country. 

Briefing  newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday, the National Youth Leader, Luke Augustine Duniya, said, “The inclusion of persons with special needs in the current administration will transform the lives of millions and inspire a wave of positive change throughout the society and served as an indication of demonstrating his (President Tinubu) commitment to the principles of equality and social justice, as well create a more just, equitable, and prosperous Nigeria for all.”

He added, “We cannot shy away from the fact that persons with special needs in Nigeria always face significant barriers to accessing basic rights and opportunities and this ugly development has posed a serious threat to nation building.”

He observed that the inclusion of people with special needs would bring about effective governance, thereby fostering a society that truly upholds the principles of equality and social justice.

The youth noted that competent persons should be handed  responsibilities to be able to move the country forward, stressing that Nigeria at this critical moment, needs those who have what it takes to contribute positively irrespective of their status or any other differences, to ensure better service in their father land.

According to him, “We have competence persons with special needs that could be given ministerial appointments to showcase their full potentials in piloting the affairs of the country in the right direction that is expected at this critical moment.”

He said that the likes of Lois Auta-Udonkanta, President Network of Women with Disabilities, among others could be appointed as a minister from Kaduna  State to bring her wealth of experience to bear in moving the country forward.

He stressed, “The Youth Wing of Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union hereby pleads with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to consider the Union’s recommendation for the appointment Lois Auta-Udonkanta,  President Network of Women with Disabilities, as minister of the federal republic of Nigeria from Kaduna State.

“Lois Auta-Udonkanta, is true Nigerian, an abled Amazon, if appointed to serve as Minister in the cabinet of President Bola Ahmed Tinibu, she will represent Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in this administration of inclusivity. Mr. President, we believe that her appointment under your administration will spice up development as well as brighten the future of the community of Persons Living with Disabilities in Nigeria. The Youths are satisfactorily okay with Lois Auta-Udonkanta’s exemplary leadership and humanitarian achievements within and outside the shore of Nigeria. As a developmental leader with the requisite qualifications, she is qualified to be part of the cabinet of the most inclusive government of our nation is quiet essential especially at this crucial point in the history of our survival as a country.”

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