The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability matters, (SSAP), Hon. Mohammed Abba Isa has called for collaborations with Nigerian Armed forces and partners to address unique challenges faced by veterans with disabilities in Nigeria.
He made the call in his address on the occasion of 2024 armed forces remembrance day
The government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is committed to addressing these concerns comprehensively, and recognizing the urgency of addressing these issues, we have devised comprehensive plans to enhance their well-being.
Abba Isa said president Tinubu is committed to expanding rehabilitation programs to ensure that veterans with disabilities receive the best medical care and support. “This includes access to state-of-the-art prosthetics, rehabilitation facilities, and mental health services to aid their physical and psychological recovery.
“Secondly, the government is actively working towards fostering an inclusive environment that promotes the full integration of veterans with disabilities into society. This involves initiatives to enhance educational and employment opportunities, enabling them to contribute their skills and experiences to the nation’s development.
“One of these initiatives includes the introduction of adaptive sports with the objective of bringing veterans with disabilities back to healing and productivity
To this effect, He call on the authorities of the Nigerian Armed forces and partners to collaborate with the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters to bring the dream to fruition.
“As we commemorate Armed Forces Remembrance Day, let us reaffirm our collective responsibility to honor and support veterans with disabilities. They deserve more than our gratitude; they deserve our commitment to ensuring they live fulfilling lives after their selfless service to our great nation” he said. Adding that May the sacrifices of our heroes never be forgotten, and may we, as a nation, stand united in support of veterans with disabilities.