Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has commended the administration personalities of the first lady, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, in facilitating and identifying with persons with a disability
Gov Ugwuanyi who spoke during the dinner organized by the Para Powerlifting Federation, under the patronship of Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, to raise funds for the “Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup”, coming up in February, in Abuja, described the President’s wife as “a pacesetter.
The governor affirmed gratitude to Dr.Mrs Aisha Buhari, who is the Grand Patron of the “Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup”, for assigning Enugu State to participate in the fundraising dinner as the host.
Restating his administration’s commitment to the wellbeing of the people including the physically challenged, Gov Ugwuanyi divulged that the state government has been in the vanguard of protecting the rights of people with special needs, optimizing opportunities for them to be productively committed and live a fulfilling life and also put in that the state government is proud and has continued to encourage her daughter, the Nigeria Powerlifting mythologist, Lucy Ogechukwu Ejike, as a capable Consul and great motivation to persons with physical impairments.
According to him: “Enugu State government awarded voluntary employment to fifty (50) graduates with outstanding needs in the year 2017 amongst the other deliberate measures that ensure adequate integration of persons with special needs in our state”.
Declaring his leadership support for the upcoming sporting event in Abuja, Gov. Ugwuanyi urged the people to donate charitably towards “this laudable program to support the Chief Host and Grand Patron of “Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup”, her excellency, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ensure victory for Team Nigeria in this competition”.
Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, represented by the wife of former Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr. Mrs. Mairo Al Makura, thanked Gov Ugwuanyi for “hosting this event today towards a successful Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup”.
Dr. Mrs. Al Makura intensified the First Lady’s passion for the wellbeing of the less privileged in the society as well as her devotion to the successful hosting of the event in Abuja.
She also pointed out that the donations will go a long way to ensure the prosperous hosting of the multinational sporting event in the country, which the First Lady holds in high appreciation.
She said: “As we are all aware, her excellency, the first lady is the grand patron and she is so passionate about the less privileged in the society. Her total commitment to this course was shown when she hosted the team at the Presidential Villa. She will continue to solicit support from both public and private donors as Nigeria has been given the hosting right for the World Cup. It is going to be an achievement for all and we should, therefore, do everything possible to make our country and Africa proud.”
Quickier in his goodwill message, popular Nigerian politician and former Senator who represented Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his good administration initiatives and dedication to the wellbeing of the people of the state.
Senator Melaye, who particularly thanked Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari for “identifying with persons with disability and the vulnerable in our society”, also applauded Gov Ugwuanyi for hosting the dinner and identifying with the physically challenged, “particularly those who have brought glory and honor to the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
Defining Ugwuanyi as “the performing Governor of Enugu state”, Senator Melaye informed the governor that: “I am particularly impressed with your good works in Enugu State, more particularly, the stability and low crime rate in the state”.
Conveying his delight at participating in the fundraising dinner, Senator Melaye brought up that the event was able to hold in Enugu, out of the 36 states of the federation, because of Gov Ugwuanyi’s compassion in identifying with persons with disability.
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