Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, claims that his administration has made accommodations for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) by implementing numerous measures meant to improve their quality of life, News About Nigeria reports.
This was contained in a statement by the state’s commissioner for federal affairs, Mrs. Adenike Adeleke, who represented the governor at the celebration of the International Day of Persons Living With Disabilities held in Abuja.
Adeleke, who said his administration had provided mobility aid and relief materials, added that he included a good number of PLWDs in his Youth Advisory Committee.
He said; “After the inauguration, I also doled out several accessibility devices, aids, and relief materials to thousands of them through the recognized body for PLWDs in the state, JONAPWD.
“The State House of Assembly is on the verge of passing into law the Persons With Disabilities Bill, which has passed the first and second readings and is a major step towards securing federal government funding and allocations for PWDs in Osun State.”
Adeleke described the bill as a significant step towards securing federal government funding and allocations for PLWDs in Osun State.
He also reaffirmed her commitment to the welfare of the state’s PLWD population and maintaining an inclusive government.
During her speech, Mrs. Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian and Poverty Alleviation, praised the National Assembly and the Federal Government for creating a budget for people with disabilities.
The minister went on to say that task force representatives would start visiting all public spaces to make sure that event centres are building and installing amenities that will make it easier for people with disabilities to use them.
In a closed-door session with the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Adeleke promised that the disability bill would be passed into law and made operational in Osun.