Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has promised his administration’s continued support for the welfare of persons living with disabilities, in order to make life more meaningful for them, as well as make them relevant in the society.
Represented by his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, at the commemoration of the International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities, at the Arcade Ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Prince Abiodun said the welfare of people with disabilities is one of the major concerns of the present administration.
He said disability could happen to anybody, therefore best facilities should be made available for them in order to make life worth living.
Prince Abiodun added that his administration had started implementing his campaign promises, which included adequate improvement in the standard of living of people living with disabilities, support for employment, as well as provision of rehabilitation centers which the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is working on presently.
In her address, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Funmi Efuwape, said the celebration of the day was to promote full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in every aspects of political, socio-economic and cultural life.