The Executive Director of Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos, Chief Ayuba Gufwan Burki has harped on the need for greater attention to be accorded Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) in Plateau State, Nigeria and World over.
He posited that persons with disabilities didn’t create themselves nor attracted their present conditions hence the need to embrace them and give them the opportunities to achieve their full potentials.
He stressed that to have a great Nation, all hands must be on deck.
“All hands cannot be on deck if every person is not given the opportunity to develop his/her potentials” he stressed.
He called for the Pupils/Students to be equipped in order to provide solutions to the numerous problems bedevilling the Nation.
He described persons with disabilities as possessing special, enormous and multidimensional abilities, gifts, talents and capabilities that must be harnessed order for them to attain their destinies, be useful to themselves and add value as well to the society.
Chief Ayuba Burki made the disclosures while donating foodstuffs and blankets to the Management of the Plateau State School of the Deaf Bassa LGA, Plateau State.
Chief Ayuba Burki who spoke to the Pupils and Students of the citadel of learning through an Interpreter encouraged them to discard indolence, work hard and excel in life. He urged them to take their studies seriously.
He admonished them not to be deterred by their condition but put their God-given potentials and talents to effective use.
He said he was in the School to visit, encourage and support them with foodstuffs and blankets on behalf of the Honorable Minister of Women Affairs and the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre Jos, Plateau State.
He called on government and spirited Individuals to give attention to the plights of persons with disabilities so they can have sense of belong and contribute their quota to the growth, prosperity and development of the Nation.
The Principal of the School, Mrs Nanbam Silas lauded the Centre and Honorable Minister of Women Affairs for always being readily available to assist the School with necessary interventions and bringing succour when the need arises. She said the donation came at the right time when there was no food in the School.
The Head Boy Felix Nkup and Head Girl Jirit Sunday of the School who spoke through an interpreter appreciated the donors for the philanthropic gesture and for identifying with them in their most trying moments with the interventions.
They pray God to open doors so they can do more to others in dire need.
The items donated were; 20 bags of Maize, 7 Bags of Millet, 5 Bags of Beans, 3 Bags of 25kg Rice, 5 Jerry Cans of 30 litres Palm Oil, 3 Cartons of Macaroni, 30 Cartons of Noodles, 2 Cartons of Vitali Tomato Paste and 2 Bales of Blanket.
Plateau State School for the Deaf Bassa LGA has over 400 Pupils/Students in its Nursery, Primary, Junior/Secondary Sections.