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Appoint Adenike Tejuosho Humanitarian Minister, PWD begs Tinubu

The Joint Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) has made a passionate appeal to President Bola Tinubu to appoint Dr. Halimat Adenike Tejuosho as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

They cited her unwavering commitment and support to the community of persons with disabilities and less privileges in Nigeria as exemplary, saying she is the ideal candidate for such a crucial role.

JONAPWD made the plea in Abuja at a joint national press conference in collaboration with women, children, widows and elderly persons where it acknowledged the efforts and strides made by the current administration in addressing various societal issues.

Present at the briefing was the National Secretary, Isiaku Adamu Gombe, the Women leader, Hajia Zainab Mustapha, National Secretary APC Disability Forum, Dr. Sameulson Emeibe JP, Widows representative, Mrs Alice Itua among others, who all spoke to buttress their demands.

Justifying the association’s stance, the National President, Abdulahi Aliyu Usman said that Tejuosho had through her advocacy, initiatives and programmes consistently demonstrated her dedication to improving their lives and marginalized communities.

Making the plea, the President said, “On behalf of over 30 million PWDs, an association bigger than the Labour Union joined together, we are requesting President Tinubu to make the Tejuosho appointment as our Sallah gift.

“Our pleading stemmed from among other qualities, her expertise, compassion, and extensive experiences in humanitarian work, which uniquely positioned her to help address the needs of vulnerable populations across the country.

“As promised by the Tinubu’s government, we have seen a 500% increase in the budget for PWDs as an inclusion by Tinubu’s government and hope that with Dr Adenike Tejuosho in the saddle, we will all heave a sigh of relief.

Speaking on behalf of the widows, Mrs Itua described Tejuosho as a sister, mother and someone who is reliable.

According to her, she has been taking care of the widows and their children without making any noise about it.

“If given the chance to head the humanitarian ministry, this woman will not only deliver and make Tinubu proud, she will also wipe tears from widows faces.”