The Disability Community in Edo State has lost one of its women leaders, Miss Omole Janet Omoye. Omoye died after a brief illness.
Ann Ojugo, chairperson, Edo State Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) broke the sad news to Inclusive News Network in a WhatsApp chat.
Ann said Janet’s death is a huge blow as her immense contributions to development of the community and humanity will be missed in several ways.
According to Ann, “Miss Janet was a strong and dedicated member of JONAPWD and other Disability groups in Edo State. She was very close to me. It is a very sad and heart breaking loss”.
“She will be greatly missed by my humble self and Joint National the of persons with disabilites (JONAPWD) where she was the women leader until her death.”
Miss Janet, a polio survivor from a tender age, started out as a wheelchair athlete at the State’s Sports Council and rose to the post of senior coach.
She was a one time “Miss wheelchair of Nigeria” and pastor, Gate Way Christian Assembly Benin City.
Janet was also a former State coordinator of Advocacy for Women with Disabilities initiative (AWWDI) and Women leader, Joint National Association Of Persons With Disabilities, JONAPWD, Edo State chapter.
After the commendation service held at the Ogbe Stadium Benin City, this afternoon, Janet’s remains were taken to Idokpa community Benin City for internment.