President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 6, inaugurated the Comprehensive Special School, Lafia established by the Nasarawa State Government to cater for the educational needs of physically challenged children.
Speaking at the inauguration of the project, Nigeria’s supreme leader said that the institution was a demonstration of the collective ambition to uplift the standard of living of all Nigerians through social investment policies.
He continued; “The school will cater for the blind, deaf and people living with other forms of physical challenges; it represents a clear example of our inclusive policy where no child will be left behind.
“The institution is a well thought out initiative to give hope to a key segment of the society that has been ignored and neglected by previous governments.
“We all owe it a duty to help the physically challenged by contributing to their development and self reliance.”
Buhari further stressed that the change philosophy of the present administration would continue to idealise and identify issues critical to the country’s socio-economic development with the view to preferring lasting solutions to them.
The president assured Nigerians that government would intensify commitment towards realizing its cardinal objectives anchored on security, fighting corruption and enhancing economic growth through diversification.