Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-makura, said on Tuesday one of the projects President Muhammadu Buhari would commission during his visit to the state is a Comprehensive Special School in Lafia.
According to him, the President will also flag off the terminal building of the cargo airport in Lafia which is at 60 percent completion.
The governor said the school is a fulfillment of President Buhari’s promise to people with disability during his 2011 presidential campaign under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
Al-Makura said the school would give attention to the education of all persons that are known to be blind, deaf, crippled and those with Down syndrome from kindergarten.
He said the project which is jointly executed between the Universal Basic Education (UBE) and the Nasarawa State Government at a cost of N2 billion, adding that the school will bring relief to parents who have children with disability across the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Al-makura said: “I came to confer with the Chief of Staff with regard to very critical issues relating to the administration of Nasarawa State. We made a request for Mr. President’s visit through the office of the Chief of Staff and Mr. President has accepted and I have come to discuss the details.
“Secondly, I have to discuss the letter sent to the state government with regard to mass housing project which is one of the priorities of my state given the 13,000 hectares plan area which we have just beside the corridor of the Federal Capital Territory.”