The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) Lagos State Chapter was presented with a new administrative office in Lagos Island.
INN reports that the office was given by Hon. Muibi Alade Folawiyo, the Executive Chairman of Lagos Island east Local Council Development Area (LCDA), when executive members of JONAPWD Lagos state chapter paid advocacy visit to specifically thank the chairman for his kind gestures toward the association.
The State Chairman, JONAPWD Lagos State Chapter – Dr. Adebukola Adebayo said “the Lagos Island East LCDA has blazed the trail as a pacesetter by being one of the first grassroots government to appoint Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Disability Affairs, and for being generous enough to accommodate the State Chapter of JONAPWD with an administrative office which the association has been searching for a long time.
He praised the council mayor for practicing inclusive governance and LCDA community development. While commending the management and administration of the LCDA, he enjoined other Local Government Councils and Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State to emulate the act of kindness and readiness to serve disability community not only in their respective LGAs and LCDAs but also Lagos State in general.
Hon. Muibi Alade Folawiyo, the Executive Chairman of Lagos Island east Local Council Development Area (LCDA), assured of his unwavering commitment and support to Disability community in Lagos State at all times, stating that he will support the Local Government Disability policy framework when it is proposed.
The Chairman ordered immediate release of the inner room which was still under lock to be opened as part of formal handover of the administrative office.
He promised to visit the office today, Monday 28th August, 2023 to inspect compliance and see ways of support toward furnishing of the office with office furniture, computers and other needs.
He urged PWDs to contest for political offices, adding that contestant forms from APC are free for anyone who is ready to contest for political offices.
Meanwhile, the Chairman pleaded that his SSA on disability affairs should be carried along in the affairs of JONAPWD Lagos so he will always intimate the SSA of the association’s needs so he can assist in his own little way.
Furthermore, the chairman charged JONAPWD to device a mean of engaging more and better with the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu and promised to lend his voice if he is needed.
The administrative office is located at ZAPASS Building, Number 64, Freeman street, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.