C’River Govt Supports The Association Of Deaf And Dumb To Send Representatives To Attend Their Convention in Kano

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The Cross River state Ministry of Humanity and Social Welfare has donated the sum of Two hundred thousand naira (200,000) to enable the Deaf and Dumb association send their seven man representative to their Convention in Kano.

The Commissioner for Humanity and Social Welfare, Hon. Blessing Egbara, disclosed this  as she received representatives of the Deaf and Dumb community in the state on a courtesy visit to her .

Hon. Egbara explained that the purpose  of  the establishment of the Ministry by His Excellency, the governor was to enable his administration reach out to Cross Riverians especially people of their category, and expressed joy for having them in her office.

The Commissioner stated , “when I got your letter about your visit, I was very pleased and looked forward to welcoming you guys, I must say I am very delighted to welcome you today, I have listened to all you have said and it’s with great Joy that His Excellency reaches out to you, the Governor has you at heart and will always support you”

Hon. Egbara siad that she looks forward to working closely with the deaf and dumb community and called on the Chairman to get statistics of deaf and dumb in other parts of the state especially the rural areas, so they could get comprehensive data of Cross Riverians of this category, adding that she wished them well in their Convention and requested that from time to time the association should keep her up to date with their activities.

The Commissioner explained that her Ministry may not be able to handle all of the association’ s challenges, but that she will do her best to those challenges she could.

Speaking earlier, the 7-man representative from the deaf and dumb association of Cross River state led  by it Chairman, Ekeng Ekpeyong Henshaw, and an interpreter, revealed that the purpose of their visit was to Solicit for support towards their upcoming conference in Kano and also  to air out their challenges to the governor through the Commissioner for Humanity and Social Welfare.

The Chairman stated “we the Deaf association are here today on behalf of our members to pay a courtesy visit to you, and also solicit for your support towards our forth coming conference in Kano and also to use this opportunity to discuss the challenges we the deaf community are facing”

Mr. Henshaw Thanked the Commissioner for her Kind gesture and Governor Ben Ayade for his soft spot towards helping this in need and the physically challenged in the society.


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