Persons with Disabilities under the aegis of Association of Persons with Disabilities Badagry chapter were trained on digital inclusion in Agriculture.
The event was organised by Voice of the Farmers in collaboration with Agro Optimizer.
Speaking during the event, the Team lead of Voice of the farmers, Garuba Afeez Olumide said there were persons with disabilities among the trainees, PWDs have knowledge on agriculture like any other farmers. He said they were there to learn, unlearn, relearn and seek solutions to their farming issues.
He however said the organisation offered free training for people with disabilities with a sign language interpreter provided for the deaf as part of the organisation’s way of contributing their quota to supporting persons with disability in Badagry.
A person with disability, Jonathan Samuel expressed gratitudes to the organisations. He said he was happy to learn a lot of things about farming from the training.
INN reports that some PWDs were taken to a farm at agric road for practice on how to test soil and plant health check.
The chairman of Association of Persons with Disabilities, Badagry chapter, Mr Sejoro Ekundayo lauds the organisations for including PWDs in their workshop, he said by including PWDs in their program, the call for 5% quota for PWDs has been achieved. He urged the organisation not to relent in their support for PWDs in Badagry.