Mrs Makinde Urges NGO to Collaborate With State Government to Alleviate Predicaments of Vulnerable Children
Oyo State Government under the leadership of Engineer Seyi Makinde has been proactive in giving hope to the less priviledged children especially those with disabilities through the schools for handicap spread across the state which are being supervised by the state Ministry of Education.
The Wife of Oyo State Governor, Engr. Mrs. Tamunominini Makinde made the disclosure while commissioning of Jesus Kids Home for the disabled held at Jesus kids village, Lagun village, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Mrs. Makinde who was represented by the Wife of Deputy Governor, Prof. Bolanle Olaniyan explained that much could be done in reducing disabilities in children through prevention, protection and immunization, adding that, there is need to show care for the disabled children by spending more time, showing love and developing a robust program that will enhance their better living in the society.
She stressed that children with disabilities should be encouraged and given total support to accomplish their visions without discrimination.
Mrs. Makinde however, commended the founder of Jesus Kids Home, Dr. Mrs. Ololade Adamolekun for her selfless services towards over 120 children with disabilities since inception, especially those that were abandoned by their parents with different disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, Cerebral palsy, Physical impairment, Chronic illness, Retardation and Sensory disabilities amongst others.
She therefore called on well meaning Non-Governmental Organizations to collaborate with the state government in alleviating the predicament of these categories of people.
Earlier in her welcome address, the founder of Jesus Kids Home, Dr. Mrs. Ololade Adamolekun stated that the Home is one of the leading NGO collaborating and supporting the state government’s effort in providing hope, psychosocial, medical, vocational, rehabilitation and shelter to children with disabilities and other vulnerable children.
She lauded the First Lady and Oyo State Government for their support towards vulnerable children, as well as Federal Ministry of Education and Universal Basic Education (UBEC) for the special fund given to Jesus Kids Home to build classrooms for children with special needs.
Other dignitaries at the event include the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sanni, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Christianah Abioye and other Directors of the Ministry.