Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has urged persons with any form of physical challenge in the society not to consider such challenge as an impediment but to leverage on it to add more values to their lives.
Mr. Ukah, who gave the advice in Asaba while receiving an award of recognition of excellent service delivery from the Association of the Physically Challenged Persons, Ibusa Chapter, Oshimili North Local Government Area, said that there is always ability in disability and charged them to continue to be more determined in their quest for a better means of livelihood.
While thanking the association for finding him worthy for the recognition, Mr. Ukah admonished them to have a more formidable patform for championing their course.
The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner noted that some of the issues confronting most physically challenged individuals in the society did not originate from their birth but could be accidental, adding that through commitment and hard work they could actualise their potentials.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Association of Physically Challenged Persons, Ibusa Chapter, Mr. Victor Dike, stated that the impact of the Commissioner in driving the growth in the education sector in line with the policy direction of the Okowa administration prompted the association to honour the commissioner.
Mr. Dike commended the Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner for ensuring that effective COVID-19 preventive materials were provided in schools in the state for the overall safety of the pupils, students and teachers.

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