Physically Challenged Receive Govt’s Grant

BY FIDELIX EGWUGBO/ANDREW IKEHI
DELTA State Government has re-affirmed its commitments to the economic empowerment and development of its citizens, particularly the physically challenged persons.
The state Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN), gave the assurance yesterday at the presentation of grant to physically challenged persons under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s Kitchen/Cottage Industry Scheme in Asaba.
The Deputy Governor while saying that the programme is part of the state government’s commitment to skill acquisition under its human capital development agenda, noted that the state government believes that ‘there is no disability in ability.
Urging the beneficiaries to put the monies into proper use, Utuama said the state government is still committed to further deepening the programme to ensure that more Deltans benefit from it just as he stressed that their attitude and how much success they make out of the programme will further encourage the state government.

Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN), Delta State Deputy Governor (left) exchanging pleasantries with a physically challenged during the presentation of government’s grant to persons living with disabilities in the state. PIX: HENRY NWAUMEADI.


“This programme is relevant to our dedication to encourage and empower our people who are physically challenged to acquire and practice their skills. This exercise will no doubt go a long way in enhancing their economic well being and that of society”. He, therefore, called on Deltans to remain peaceful and always key into the various programmes of government.
Earlier, the state commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Kingsley Emu had said the programme was organized to drive the entrepreneurial skills of the physically challenged persons in the state.
The executive Assistant to the state Governor on Physically Challenged, Ms Omasan Buwa urged the beneficiaries to justify the state government’s gesture by putting the funds into proper use.
Some of the beneficiaries who included, Mr. Kingsley Emeni, Mr. Nkem Ofili, Austin Obaka thanked the state government for the gesture, promising to put the funds into proper use.
High point of the ceremony was presentation of cash to the physically challenged persons.