Osun Government Empower Persons With Disability
The Governor of the State of Osun has reiterated his commitment to care for people with disability irrespective of their status, by empowering them with means of livelihood for survival in the society.
This was made known by Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who was represented by former Special Adviser on Youths and Sports, Comrade Biyi Odunlade at the closing ceremony on skills acquisition programme for persons with disability.
The event took place at Osun Rehabilitation Centre, Ilobu and was organised by the State Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs.
The Chairman ,House Committee on Women, Children and Social Affairs, Honorable Isreal Aloba also speaking at the ceremony, encouraged the beneficiaries not to be static, but develop more on the skills acquired. He then affirmed the support of the members of the State House of Assembly to the welfare of people with disability.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Omolara Ajayi congratulated the beneficiaries for being empowered by Governor Rauf Aregbesola despite the economic recession in the state.
She described the gesture of Governor Rauf Aregbesola as passion to bring special people with disability out of the shackles of poverty and erase stigmatization that is often attached to their status.
The beneficiaries were selected from Local Council Development areas, area offices and Administrative Offices across the state.