Hope Afresh foundation Taraba in collaboration with Ishk Tolaram foundation has commenced donation of free artificial limbs to Amputees in the state.
Speaking at event at Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba, wife of the Governor Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku who was represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Administration, Barr. Nun-Rimam Dashe said the gesture is to give a sense of belonging to the Amputees.
The Governor’s wife explained that the free donation will run to Sunday this week at the Hope Afresh foundation, Taraba.
Anna Darius Ishaku commended her partners for supporting her desires of touching lives in the state.
On her part, the President, Centre of Advocacy for Persons with Disability, Omotunde Ellen Thompson said the gesture is a plus to disabled in Taraba state.
Omotunde described the gesture as timely as the artificial limbs will give amputees a sense of belonging.
Some of the beneficiaries explained that with the artificial limbs, they can now work and engaged in some skills acquisition to earn a living.
Many screened Amputees are seen at Hope Afresh foundation eagerly waiting to receive their free artificial limbs.
The exercise continues from today until Sunday to effectively attend to all screened amputees drawn from the three senatorial zones of the state and beyond.
Gov. Ishaku during a courtesy call on the Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Vyacheslav Bril at the country’s Nigerian Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday.
Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has expressed the determination of his administration to make Taraba State the number one producer of rice in Nigeria.
Gov. Ishaku disclosed this during a courtesy call on the Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus,Mr. Vyacheslav Bril at th country’s Nigerian Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday.
Gov. Ishaku who was at the Embassy to seek ways in which that country and Taraba State can collaborate for the development of the state briefed the Ambassador elaborately on the development strides already achieved by his administration during his first tenure and called for the assistance of the Belarusian government in areas of education, health, skills acquisition and transportation.
He told the Belarusian delegation at the meeting that his administration’s dry season farming has boosted rice production tremendously and created many wealthy farmers in the state.
Gov. Ishaku expressed the desire to do a lot more to get more youths in the state productively engaged and taken out of the unemployment queue.
He said a lot was achieved through the Hope Afresh Foundation of his wife, Anna Ishaku and the efforts of his own administration to help women and youths become financially independent through the acquisition of skills.
The governor called on the Belarusian government to assist his administration with technical expertise in critical areas of socio-economic development.
In his response, Ambassador Brill promised to facilitate the visit of Belarusian experts to Taraba State to further study the critical areas of technical assistance that the state would require.
After the visit, the country and Taraba State would work out a Memorandum of Understanding for a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship.
The Ambassador invited Gov. Ishaku to visit Belarus to familiarise himself with what the country has to offer Taraba State in terms of technical assistance.
A delegation of the Taraba State government is to meet with the embassy’s team of experts later in the year for further discussion on areas of collaboration.