Obiano lauds persons living with disabilities



GOVERNOR Willie Obiano of Anambra State has commended persons living with disabilities for voting massively for him during the governorship polls.

The elections were held on November 18, in the state.

Obiano said this at the end of 2017 International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities, PLWD, at his country home, Aguleri.

Obiano said that government would employ more PLWD to balance the workforce of the state civil service.

He said that the Anambra State House of Assembly would ensure that the rights and privileges of disable persons in the state would be protected.

Victoria Chikwelu, the commissioner for Social Welfare, Children and Women Affairs, said the governor and his wife had done so much for PLWD.

She noted that three special disability centres were fully equipped with hostel accommodation in the three senatorial zones of the state.

At these centres, various skills acquisition, like tailoring, vulcanising, hairdressing, computer/phone repairs, poultry/fish farming are taught to students.

The commissioner, pleaded with those already employed in the Civil Service to be diligent and hardworking.

The occasion witnessed various sporting activities by persons living with disabilities. These include running, short put and javelin throws, weightlifting and football.

Bags of rice were also distributed to persons living with disabilities from 21 Local Government Areas of the state.

– Dec 8, 2017 @ 17:29 GMT |


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