President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned a few projects in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital during his 1-day working visit to the state on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
The projects commissioned by the president include the Ta'al Model e-Library, the Comprehensive Special School and Model Primary Health Centre in Lafia.
According to the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura, the special school will offer free education for all categories of people with disabilities from primary to tertiary levels.
At the commissioning of the school, Buhari said, "This is the change people of Nasarawa State voted for. This is indeed our inclusive policy that no child, man or woman should be left behind.
"This is a well put out initiative to give hope to a key segment of the society, which has been neglected by the previous government. We must help our disabled and improve their development."
The president also launched the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme which is one of the initiatives of his administration and a critical component of Primary Health Care (PHC) Revitalisation programme, particularly in addressing challenges of human resources for health in the rural areas.
The overall aim of CHIPS Programme is to improve access and equitable coverage to essential health services.
According to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), the programme also aims to link the health workforce at health centres in rural communities to the households and tackle delays in the decision to seek care, accessing care and receiving adequate healthcare.
At the commissioning, President Buhari said, "I am equally pleased to launch the pilot scheme of the community health influencer promoters and services, CHIPS national programme here in Nasarawa.
"I have directed the Minister of Health to synergize with other states to run out the programme to enable the less-privileged and rural dwellers to have access to health services."
President Buhari had been received by Al-Makura, on his arrival to the state before he paid homage to the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Dr Isa Mustapha Agwai.
PDP questions Buhari's Nasarawa's visit
Earlier on Tuesday, the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) had raised questions about the president's visit, accusing him of using the trip as a cover to sympathise with cattle herders who recently lost cattle.
PDP's statement read, "We commend Muhammadu Buhari for visiting Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State on the pretense of commissioning special schools, but to commiserate with the people for the killings and the loss of cattle of some herders in the area."
An attack by cattle rustlers on Yamadaga village, Kadarko community in Keana Local Government Area in Nasarawa had led to the death of 73 cows on January 29.