Lagos govt to build 'people with disabilities hub'

Lagos govt to build ‘people with disabilities hub’

7/30/2021 12:17:00 AM

Lagos govt to build ‘people with disabilities hub’

'We have eight clusters of PWDs: the Physically challenge, Albino, Dwarf, Deaf and Dumb, Intellectually challenged, Vitual impaired...

The GM commended RoLAC for implementing the project while he discrbed its members as good ambassadors of Nigeria.The RoLAC Programme Officer in Lagos State, Ajibola Ijimakiwa, said the project was carried out after assessment of PWDs and their challenges.

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Mr Ijimakiwa, who was represented by RoLAC Administration Officer, Abimbola Ushi, said that although all PWDs had challenges, they found out that SCIAN’s challenge was more severe.She said that RoLAC decided to donate a secretariat to SCIAN as they requested so as to have a centre to meet their members with ease when the need arises.

She urged SCIAN to begin to engage those in authorities on issues that would be of great benefit to its members, particularly, those in the justice system.The Chairman of SCIAN in Lagos state, Abdulwahab Metepo, said the secretariat was a sacrifice made by the British Council and the European Union( EU).

He said the centre would go a long way in meeting some of their needs.He called on LASODA to make the PWDs hub a reality, stressing that through the hub, those seeking to assist them would find them easily.The National Chairman of SCIAN, Obioha Ononogbu, commended ROLAC for the project, assuring the donor that the beneficiaries would make a judicious use of it.

ADVERTISEMENTMr Ononogbu said that SCIAN members had many challenges different from other PWDs.“We live in pains. We can’t move like others. This secretariat will help a lot of our members to achieve something for ourselves.“Many of us that started this association had died, but three of the founders, including myself are still alive,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some other members called on the state government to look into the deplorable state of their road leading into the SCIAN complex in Amuwo-Odofin Industrial area.They also called on the government to check the indiscriminate parking of articulated vehicles blocking the entrance into the complex.

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