Network Of Disabled Women (NDW) has come out to congratulate three of its members on their appointment into various positions by State Governments and traditional rulers.
Within the space of a week, three women with disabilities were appointed into leadership positions in society – sparking wide jubilations among women, organizations, and individuals with disabilities in the country
An obviously overjoyed Lois Auta-Udonkanta, CEO, NDW and a leading advocate for women, and women with disabilities’ involvement in politics and leadership, in a statement made available to our correspondent today, referred to the appointments as “the best Valentine gifts ever”.
Adenike Dasola Oyetunde, an amputee and Executive Council member of NDW was appointed on February 7 as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu, on Persons Living With Disabilities.
Kyennan Mizim, North Central Coordinator of NDW was appointed as chairperson of Plateau State Disability Commission yesterday. Mizim is Physically Challenged and uses a wheelchair.
Haija Amina, State Coordinator for Niger State branch of NDW, made history yesterday as the first Deaf woman appointed as traditional Chief in Minna, Niger State.
Congratulating her members, Auta-Udonkanta, who expressed joy over their appointments prayed for wisdom and strength to successfully carry out their duties.
Auta-Udonkanta also praised the State Governments and traditional rulers for appointing her members into these positions. She noted that the appointments meant well for Nigeria as a significant number of women are making waves and setting the pace for others.
She called on other State Governments and leaders in the country to follow the example set by Lagos and Plateau States by appointing more women with disabilities into leadership positions to ensure equality and fairness.