The Kwara State Chapter of Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities (JONAPWD) has applauded Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration, for restoring core values and improving their members’ welfare.
The association, which had felicitated with his Excellency on his one year achievement in office, said that they would forever be grateful to the governor for always putting smiles on their faces.
According to the press release signed by the state chapter Chairman and Publicity Secretary of the association, Yusuf Bashir and Kehinde B. Araoye respectively, a copy made available to news men in Ilorin, the association said that, “we persons with disabilities in Kwara State are grateful to your government on the renovation of the school for Special Needs, Apata Yakuba, Ilorin.
“Likewise, the distribution of palliative food items to 900 of our members and distribution of 2000 facemask to our members, among others had cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on our members”, the release stated.
The association, however, pledged its total support to the agenda of the administration of Governor AbdulRazaq in repositioning Kwara State and their willingness to participate in the restoration of core values and repositioning Kwara State to its rightful place among the comity of states in Nigeria.
The association also said that it will appreciate if his Excellency can appoint among them, a Special Adviser on disabilities Affairs as it is been practiced by some state government, including the federal government.
“Your Excellency Sir, as embedded in Kwara State Disability Law 2017, we would be extremely joyous if you could please accelerate the implementation of the aforementioned law, particularly the establishment of a Disability Affairs Office to cater for persons with disability”, the release added.
The association also expressed their absolute support for the members of both the State and National Assemblies in other for them to formulate policies and enact laws that will benefit all Kwarans and Nigerians at large.
While calling on the State House of Assembly to do more for the disability community in the state than ever before, the association congratulated members of the State House of Assembly on their one year in office and wished them huge success through their stay in office.