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Physically challenged people seek N22 million monthly from Kano local governments



Bilkisu Ado Zango

By Abdullahi Isah

The national association of persons with physical challenges, has called on the Kano state House of assembly to pass a law that will direct all each of the 44 local governments in the state to allocate N500,000 monthly to the proposed People with Disability Board.

Bilkisu Ado Zango, northwest zonal coordinator of the association made the demand on Monday at a public hearing organized by Kano state house of assembly on the 2019 budget proposal.

The People with Disability Board is part of the provisions of the people with disability act signed into law by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on December 4, 2018.

The law requires the state government to allocate N1 billion each financial year to the People with Disability Board.

Bilkisu Ado Zango also urges the house of assembly not to merge the proposed board with the state emergency relief agency, arguing that the merger will make the board to lose its focus.

While  declaring the public hearing open, the speaker Kano state house of assembly Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, said the house will use inputs from the presentations by stakeholders to amend the draft budget presented by the executive branch.

Kabiru Rurum assured that the house will pass the budget by December 31, 2018.

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