PLWD seek establishment of protection agency in Osun



People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) Osun have appealed to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola to establish an agency that would directly cater for their welfare and protection.


They made the appeal during an advocacy programme organised by the State’s Civic Engagement Centre on Friday Bode Osi town, Olaoluwa Local Government Area the state.


The spokesperson for the group the local government, Mr Rahman Rauf, said the creation the agency would ensure prompt and adequate protection as well as better welfare for people with disabilities the state.


He described the creation the protection agency as a necessity, which government must for the good people with disabilities.


Rauf also recommended 40 per cent quota for people with disabilities the ongoing teachers’ recruitment exercise the state.


He said if the request was granted, it would provide employment for members the group who excelled their academic pursuit.


his remarks, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, said the state government was committed to the protection dignity and welfare people living with disabilities.


According to Oyintiloye, the state government believed that people with disabilities deserved the same right and privileges as other citizens.


He said government would relent making policies and programmes that would directly affect their lives positively.


The special adviser said that government had taken a bold step through the State House Assembly, by considering People Living with Disability Bill that would cater for their needs.


Oyintiloye said that once the bill was passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor, it would serve as a legal for achieving the implementation of the United Nations Convention for People Living With Disabilities.


He said Gov. Oyetola would continue to provide better welfare for them through social intervention programmes. (NAN)