Her Excellency, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu was ably represented by Dr. Suraiya Mansur (CCO MedicaidCF) @ the movie premier: “SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER” which was first seen at Silverbird Cinema Abuja on the 2nd Apr. 2017.
The film, is an advocacy movie that seeks to rally support and care for patients of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) was directed by Eyaba Emmanuel (DGN) and produced by Henshaw Emmanuel.
ASD popularly known as “Autism”, is a developmental mental disorder characterized by social-communication challenges and restricted repetitive behavior, activities and interests.
The movie seeks to raise a voice against the common practice of stigmatizing autistic children, and how they can be successfully managed by their families.
Part of the programme of activities was the Launching of Autism Awareness Foundation by Mrs, Winifred Oyo-Ita (Head of Service of the Federation)
The foundation is resolute to educating and encouraging Nigerians that autism is not a death sentence but a challenge that can be managed.
Also @ the premier was former Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency, Mr. Donald Duke, His Excellency Sen. Ben Ayade (Governor of Cross River state), Alh Sani Dangote (Vice President, Dangote Plc)
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