BY: LOUIS OSAGU
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has been applauded by the National Council for physically Challenged persons for his affection for persons living with disabilities in the state.
The coordinator of the group, Mr Gerry-Boi Omokhodion, gave the commendation during a solidarity rally held across major streets in Benin City, to show support for the Obaseki-led administration.
Omokhodion said that since the emergence of Governor Obaseki, the employment of persons with disabilities has continued to grow in geometrical progression when compared to previous administrations in the state.
He also explained that the National Council of the Physically Challenged is an affiliation of the International Disability Alliance and has presence in 774 Local Government Areas, 36 states and the Federal capital (FCT).
He maintained that the governor has been able to reposition the state in different facets despite limited resources.
On the ongoing renovation of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Omokhodion noted that on completion, the stadium would motivate persons with disabilities who engage in sporting activities.
He therefore appealed to Obaseki to domesticate the disability bill in the state to promote and protect equalisation of opportunities of human rights for persons with disabilities.
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