The association congratulates Obiano for the creation of the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Chairman of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) in Anambra, Mr. Ugochukwu Okeke, commended Governor Willie Obiano for establishing and constituting the members of the Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (DRC).
Okeke praised in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday at Awka.
Okeke said that JONAPWD, an umbrella organization of disabled people’s groups (PWD), described Obiano as (Ogugua Ndi Olusi), which means (comforter of people with disabilities).
Okeke said the DRC is a commission empowered by the Anambra State Disability Rights Act (2018) to ensure the implementation of the law, which provides for welfare and full inclusion people with disabilities in governance and in society.
“By doing this, we can say again and again that the Governor (aka Akpokuedike Global) is a man of his word; filled with wisdom and fear of God.
“We recalled that it was during his tenure as governor that the bill passed the State House of Assembly, and he approved it at a time when we asked that we be given a package of Christmas (gift),” he said. noted.
He said Obiano did not give in and appointed people with disabilities as assistants, promoted some into public service as directors and permanent secretaries.
He said the governor also rehabilitated, equipped and improved the special education system in the state.
Okeke said the governor has appointed more sign language interpreters and created the governor’s office on disability issues, headed by union member Mr. Chukwuka Ezewuzie.
“Obiano even made Ezewuzie his special adviser on disability issues, to name a few. So his eight years in power were eventful; a blessing for people with disabilities and a satisfaction for all residents of Anambra,” he said.
Okeke thanked the governor for appointing Ezewuzie as the chairman of the commission for persons with disabilities, and other prominent citizens of the state whom he also appointed as representatives of different organizations and institutions as commissioners.
He said the appointment of Ezewuzie as commission chair and “me as commissioner is a clear indication that the governor meant well for all disabled people at Anambra.
Okeke congratulated new Governor Charles Soludo as he takes over the leadership on March 17, saying the union is confident in his ability to do more for them.
“We JONAPWD, judging by your recent comments and members of the constituted transition committee, led by Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, are sure that your administration will not forget us, congratulations,” he added.
Okeke said JONAPWD congratulated Obiano on finishing well, adding that with so many development projects in the state, the governor wrote his name in gold.
“Thank you for being sent by God and a blessing to people with disabilities throughout your tenure. We are already missing our dear Governor and praying for a good replacement. (NAN)