Makinde to Establish Agency for People With Disabilities,Flags off Third Phase of Palliatives Distribution
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has assured people with disabilities that his administration will set up an agency that will cater for their needs.
The Governor stated this while flagging off distribution of palliatives to Two Hundred people living with disabilities at the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Secretariat, Ibadan.
Makinde said, “during electioneering, I made a promise to the people living with disability that when I become the governor of the state,I would set up an agency for the people with disability. I give you the assurance that before the second anniversary of this government, it will be done”
“So I want to implore you, please COVID-19 is real, I am a survivor and then this Will pass over but by God’s grace it won’t take any of us with it.”
Makinde noted that the era when impostors take the benefits of what belong to the people having one form of disability or the other had become a thing of the past. He stressed that his administration would continue to identify with vulnerable in the state.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Executive Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde on Persons with Disabilities, Barrister Bimbo Adekanbi thanked Governor Seyi Makinde for identifying with people having various forms of disabilities as beneficiaries of the third face of the palliative distribution in the state.
In his remark, the former chairman Association of People with Disability, Evangelist James Olukayode, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, expressed his profound gratitude to the Seyi Makinde led administration, he described the gesture as another feather to the cap of the Oyo State Government. Olukayode said, “what this government has been doing are unprecedented in the annals of persons with disabilities in the state.” He noted that “we had some governors who never for once sat with people with disabilities, so we appreciate the gesture of Governor Seyi Makinde.”