Plateau State establish Disability Trust Fund


FIC Report (Plateau State) – Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has reiterated his administration commitments to establish a Disability Trust Fund to cater for people living with Disabilities.

Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the state Executive Meeting presided over by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden.

Manjang said that the creation of the Trust Fund was to allow people living with Disabilities to have access to the fund, stressing that the fund will be managed by eminent personalities in the state.

He further mentioned that the Disability Trust Fund would be funded by a percentage of the state Internally Generated Revenue to expand Disability Rights to free Education, Health, Employment, political appointment amongst others.

Also speaking, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Chris Ahmadu, said the Disability Rights Commission was established in 2015 by the state but due to new innovations as well as the need to accommodate other aspects of Disability necessitated the repelling of the Law.

Chris Ahmadu stated that re-enactment of the bill will create a public entrance by the people living with Disabilities and other related matters.

According to him, the state Government will partner with the International donors for the management of the Trust Fund.

Correspondent Francis Lahnim kusa
FIC, Jos.