Emir of Bichi urges support for people with disabilities
By Baba Aminu
The Emir of Bichi, in Kano State, Alhaji Nasir Ado Bayero has urged wealthy individuals and voluntary organizations in the society to redouble efforts in assisting person with disabilities and the less privileges in the society.
SOLACEBASE reports that Alhaji Bayero made the call while at the inauguration of the presentation of twenty motorized wheelchairs donated in Bichi Emirate by committed youths for Better Nigeria in collaboration with office of the executive Director National film and Video censorship board at his palace.
The Emir quoted some verses from the Holy Qur’an that emphasised the significance of assisting the needy.
He commended the donors for the gesture which he described as timely and will assist the beneficiaries in easing the hardship they are facing in their daily engagements.
The Emir charged the beneficiaries to use them judiciously and pledged that the Emirate would keep monitoring them to ensure that none of them was sold out.
Alhaji Nasir Ado Bayero also urged the committed youths for Better Nigeria and National film and Video censorship board to always remember Bichi Emirate in all their activities.
Presenting the machines to the Emir the National President of committed youths for Better Nigeria Ambassador Ibrahim I. Ibrahim said his organization and National film and Video censorship board decided to donate the wheelchair machines to disabled persons in Bichi Emirate to aid their disabilities.
Ambassador Ibrahim I. Ibrahim said the Emir of Bichi’s keen interest for humanity gave them courage to select his Emirate for the gesture.
Also Speaking the executive Director of National film and Video censorship board Alhaji Adetayo Thomas urged the beneficiaries to take good care of the machines and commended the Emir of Bichi for his commitments to promoting the well being of his People.
Also speaking at the occasion, Prof. Isa Jibrin Diso of Bayero university Kano, represented by Malam Ibrahim Abdulkarim charged people with disabilities to tighten their belts in seeking knowledge and other socio-economic programs in order to be self-reliance.
The beneficiaries of the motorized wheelchairs were drawn from nine local Government areas of Bichi Emirate.