Kenneth Afor |
The Joint National Association of Persons Living With Dissabilities (JONAPWD ) in Lagos state has commanded Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor for restoring the disability empowerment fund.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by Dr. Adebukola Adebayo, State Chairman, JONAPWD in an interactive session with the governor, leaders, members and stakeholders of the disability community in lagos state.
Adebayo said the association is happy that the governor responded promptly in granting their request made to him in November and for appointing a substantive general manager for the Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASODA).
He reiterates the association’s commitment to continue to partner with the state, private sector, civil society groups and development in ensuring that disability inclusion is achieved in the state.
“I convey our warmest appreciation to His Excellency, Mr. Governor for responding positively to our letter: first by appointing a substantive General Manager for LASODA, and now, for making out time to meet with lagosians with disabilities for the purpose of hearing directly from them and responding promptly to their requests.
“We are also happy that H.E has graciously restored the Disability Empowerment Fund as we requested in our letter to him in November 2020.
“JONAPWD-Lagos reiterates its commitment to continue to partner with the government, the private sector, development partners, civil society groups, the media and other stakeholders.