Tinubu appoints UNIMAID graduate presidential aide to Champion Disability Rights

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BY IBRAHIM ABDULHAMID, NOVEMBER 09, 2023 | 12:49 PM


ABUJA, NIGERIA - President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mr. Mohammed Abba Isa as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters.

Isa is a distinguished champion of persons with disabilities with over a decade of experience in local and international advocacy on matters concerning persons with disabilities.

He is also a graduate of Public Administration with honours from the University of Maiduguri and holds a Masters in Public Administration from the same institution.

In his new role, Isa will be responsible for proactively creating avenues of opportunity for inclusion through the inculcation of persons with disabilities (PWD) requirements and perspectives in the policies and programmes of all ministries, departments, and agencies of the Federal Government.

He will also work closely with sub-national authorities to build a national consensus on PWD-friendly policy and environmental conditions in collaboration with the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD).

President Tinubu has said that the appointment of Isa is a reflection of his administration's commitment to ensuring that every segment of society is sufficiently catered to within the ambit of the Renewed Hope Agenda.

‘I am confident that Mr. Isa's expertise and experience will be invaluable in our efforts to create a more inclusive and accessible society for all Nigerians,’ the President said.


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