By Blessing Bature-Akpakpan,
Ekaete Umoh has emerged as the President of Joint association of persons living with disability after the signing of a peace pact between the two leaders of the association.
The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq made this known through the Deputy Director and Information, Rhoda lshaku Iliya the Minister urged the Association to show solidarity to their leadership in order to enjoy the maximum benefit of this administration.
The Minister who was represented by the Director Over Seeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ali Grema, at the meeting held in Abuja has reassured People Living With Disabilities that Peace has returned to the Joint Association of Persons Living with Disabilities.
She appreciated the Board of Trustees and the two leaders Ekaete Umoh and Yusuf Iyodo for allowing Peace to reign at a time when the National Commission for Persons Living with Disabilities needs all hands on deck to navigate the next level of disability issues in Nigeria.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission of People Living with Disabilities, James Lalu, expressed his appreciation to the Honourable Minister for resolving the crisis in the community within the period she came on board.
Present at the meeting were the Chairman, Board of Trustees for the Joint Association of People Living with Disabilities, Prince Paul Adelabu ,Chief of staff to the Honourable Minister AVM Sale Shinkafi, Director Rehabilitation Mrs. Nkechi Onwukwe and S. A on Disability Danjuma Attah.