The Deputy Governor of Ogun state, Her Excellency, Alhaja chief Mrs Noimot Salako Oyedele, has said that the government is planning to empower persons with disability and institute a vocational training centre to cater to the need of special people very soon in the state.
Her Excellency mooted this while receiving members of the Joint National Association of Persons With Disability (JONAPWD) led by its chairman, Comrade Olalekan Mohammed and his entrouges, in her office.
She assured that government would leave no stone unturned in addressing the plight of persons with disability.
Her Excellency further hinted that government is planning empowerment and vocational training centre which will soon commence activities in the state.
She also reiterated government’s plan to see to the welfare of people with special need in the state. She added that the issue of the disability bill would be looked into to ensure egalitarian society for all in Ogun state.
Olalekan, while expressing gratitude to the deputy Governor for the privilege given them to visit her Excellency, he highlighted some of the challenges persons with disability are facing in Ogun state.
He called for inclusive and enabling environment where people with disabilities would be able to maximise their God given potentials against all odds.
He advocated for the establishment of disability commission for persons with disabilities in the state to ensure full and active involvement of persons with disabilities in matters related to them. He further asked for employment and empowerment of persons with disabilities into the state civil service commission.
On issues of education for persons with disabilities, Olalekan reminded Her Excellency of her pledge for quality and equitable education for all, including persons with special needs.