Lafia- Gov. Umaru Al-Makura on Thursday said the Nasarawa State Government would soon build three comprehensive special schools to cater for the physically challenged persons in the state.
Al-Makura stated this when he inspected one of the schools under construction in Lafia.
The governor said the project was a pilot scheme and would be replicated in each of the state's three senatorial headquarters.
According to the governor, the school will be free and accommodate all categories of physically challenged indigenes in the state.
''This is a school that would cater for the blind, deaf and even those with mental disability and I decided to provide them the school because people with disability have for long been denied such opportunities in all the states of the federation,'' he said.
He expressed the hope that the school would also serve as a spring board to prepare them for tertiary education.
The governor said government was collaborating with a university in the U.S. to admit graduates from the comprehensive special schools.
He promised to carry along physically challenged persons in the execution of government's programmes.
The governor, who expressed the hope that the school would be completed in July, said that admission would be open to all physically challenged persons.
''Before the end of the year, we intend to bring all our physically challenged indigenes outside the state to come home and have their primary and secondary education free of charge.”