THE Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Bello has pledged to tackle issues of discrimination metted on People Living With Specialty in Kogi State as already made laws would be rigorously implemented to ensure such cause.
He made this known on Monday while receiving People Living With Specialty who paid him a courtesy visit at the banquet hall in Lokoja.
The Governor who was emotional revealed that he also has a special child like them who he treats in a special way and as such understands their special needs.
Bello promised to look into the implementation of the already signed bill suggesting that the law should be renamed as People Living with Specialty law so as to remove certain psychological effect the word “disability” has on them.
He emphasised that People Living with specialty deserved special treatment promising to look into their requests and give it all prompt and special attention.
Governor Bello thanked them for taking the lead in throwing their weight behind his second term bid, noting that they were not with disabilities but with specialty.
Speaking at the event the Chairman Association of People Living with Disability in Kogi State, Comrade Ibrahim Arome stated that the All Progressive Congress support group alongside the entire Association of People Living with Specialty after 3-days spiritual exercise received assurances that Governor Yahaya Bello would be Governor of the State till 2024, hence their prompt endorsement.
He lauded the Governor over the appointment of one of them as Senior Special Assistant, payment of token into the account of the Association’s account, inclusion of Persons with Specialty into APC party executives, medical interventions and signing of Disability right bill into law.