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SSA On Disability Calls For Inclusive Governance In Ekiti

by Inclusive News Network

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Disability Matters, Hon. Akin Olugbenga Obanise has called for inclusion of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in governance and social services in Ekiti State.

Hon. Obanise made the call at a meeting organised by Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC).

The SSA commended the state government for its commitment to disability inclusion, highlighting initiatives such as the appointment of the first-ever Special Adviser on Special Education and Social Inclusion, renovations of special schools, and dedicated support during the fuel subsidy removal.

He emphasized the challenges faced by PWDs, including discrimination, poverty, unemployment, and inaccessibility to public facilities.

He appealed to the JAAC for support in various areas, including political appointments, social security inclusion, creation of Disability Desk Units, data collation, employment quotas, and accessibility infrastructure.

Obanise who appreciated the JAAC for the opportunity to address them, expressed optimism in their support for the disability community’s well-being, asking them to show more commitment to disability inclusion in governance, setting a precedent for similar initiatives across Nigeria.

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