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Ambode Launches N500m Disability Fund


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Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has set up the state’s Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) Fund with N500 million.

Ambode spoke at a programme for the physically challenged with theme: “Celebrating Ability in Disability” at the Lagos House, to commemorate his first year in office.

Ambode said that the aim of the Fund was to ensure level playing field for the physically challenged who were usually presumed not able to live normal lives.

“This Fund is for the advancement of the course of persons living with disability.

“I call on individuals, corporate organisations, Non-Governmental Agencies and other stakeholders to support the fund so that they can maximise the abilities in the disabilities of our fellow compatriots,” he said.

The governor urged residents not to discriminate against them but to embrace them.

“All they require is care, support and opportunities to live a fulfilled and productive life,” he said.

He also said that one per cent job vacancies in the state’s civil service would be reserved for the qualified among them.

Ambode enjoined the PLWD to take part in the ongoing data base exercise to ensure effective planning for them.

“I urge those who have not registered to do so without further delay.

“The certificate issued will entitle you to some rights and privileges,” he said.

Earlier, the General Manager, Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs (LASODA), Dr Babatunde Awelenje, commended the governor for celebrating the day with them, saying it was a practical demonstration of his government of inclusion.


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