PRESIDENT Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Abba Isa to serve as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters.
A statement on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Ajuri Ngelale, said the appointment is in the determination of President Tinubu to ensure that every segment of society is sufficiently catered to within the ambit of the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration.
Mr. Mohammed Abba Isa is a distinguished champion of persons with disabilities with over a decade of experience in local and international advocacy on matters concerning persons with disabilities.
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The new presidential aide is a graduate of Public Administration with honours from the University of Maiduguri where he would go on to earn a Master’s in Public Administration at the same institution in 2017. According to the statement, the President tasks the new appointee to proactively create avenues of opportunity for inclusion through the inculcation of PWD requirements and perspectives in the policies and programs of all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the Federal Government while working closely with sub-national authorities to build a national consensus on PWD-friendly policy and environmental conditions in collaboration with the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD).