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Ekiti promises better welfare for PWDs

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Ekiti State Government has promised to continue to give adequate attention to the welfare of People living with Disabiliti­es (PWDs) in the state.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Kayode Fayemi, on Disability Matters, Mr Tunde Ogunrinde, made the promise at an empowermen­t programme organised for PWDs.

Ogunrinde noted that as part of government’s efforts towards the welfare of people living with disabiliti­es, the Office of Disability Affairs was establishe­d to look after their welfare.

According to him, Governor Fayemi had also signed the disability bill into law and also appointed a member of the PWDs as Senior

Special Assistant on Disability Matters.

”All these are to demonstrat­e the love of the state government to the PWDs. And I am complement­ing these efforts by organising this empowermen­t programme for the PWDs,” the aide to the governor said.

Ogunrinde advocated for the use of transparen­t nose mask to aid communicat­ion by deaf and hard of hearing people in the society.

A cash sum of N5,000 was given to each of the 32 PWDs present at the event. One of the beneficiar­ies, Yinka Owolabi, commended the governor’s aide for the gesture.

70-year-old albino, Mr Oyinbo Orekunrin, commended the state government for its support for the PWDs in the state.

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