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LASODA calls for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce

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The General Manager of the Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs, Mrs. Adenike Oyetunde-Lawal, has again called on stakeholders in the Disability Community to advocate for policies and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce while creating an environment where every person, regardless of their abilities, can realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to the society.

She made the call at the commemoration of the International Workers Day event organised by the Project Enable Africa on 2nd May 2024 held at Victoria Island, Lagos.

In her keynote address, Mrs Oyetunde-Lawal highlighted the importance of inclusivity and the huge role it plays to the growth of the economy, while enjoining employers of labour to endeavour to include a percentage of PWDs in their organisations to join the cause of ensuring PWDs are fully integrated into the society

The General Manager said the pivotal role which diversity, equity, and inclusion play in shaping the work environment and the economy at large cannot be overemphasised pointing out that every individual regardless of disability has a role to play in the development of the society.

In her words, “each individual, regardless of ability or disability status, is endowed with unique perspectives, talents, and experiences. Embracing this diversity will not only enrich the society but will also foster innovation, creativity, and resilience

While calling on employers of labour to desist from discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, the General Manager stated that the law guiding LASODA makes it mandatory for employers of labour not to deny PWDs employment opportunities on the basis of their disability status but instead reserve a particular quota for them during recruitment.

1 comment

Oni Adeniyi Jacob May 7, 2024 - 2:20 pm

Thanks for your good work, we have alot of B sc among us in which I am one of them
I am an amputy,no job to cater for my leaving
I will be very happy if your good office can provide employment for us( pwd)


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