By Oni Femi (INN), Ekiti
The Senior Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor on Community Communications, Mrs Mary Oso Omotosho has reiterated the commitment of Governor Biodun Oyebanji towards the welfare of persons with disabilities in the state.
She made this known on Monday 14 December in her office during an engagement with leadership of Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities (JONAPWD) in Ado Ekiti.
Mrs Omotoso said the meeting was part of her series of engagement with critical stakeholders who have been mapped under different categories of communities.
The Governor’s aide reiterated the commitment of Governor Oyebanji’s administration to the welfare of people with disabilities in the state, stressing that the state Governor is accessible to all persons with disabilities in the state.
She said Governor Oyebanji does not take matters of people with disabilities for granted, hence their inclusion in the communication engagement plan of the government.
The State chairman of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Mr Kayode Owolabi applauded the SSA for including them in her stakeholders engagement plan and pledged their total supports for Gov. Oyebanji’s administration .
Mr Owolabi added that the state government should consider them for employement opportunities which would as well put food on their tables and better their lots.
The Chairman of the cluster groups under JONAPWD, the blind, Albinos, the deaf among others, admonished Mrs Omotosho to use her good office to enlighten the people of the state to shun discrimination against people with disabilities and treat them fairly.