Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has stated that his administration will support all categories of citizenry, with the special needs category inclusive.
The Governor made the disclosure at the Multipurpose Hall of the Local Government Service Commission, State Secretariat, Abere during distribution of mobility aids to clusters of Persons with Disability as part of the celebration of 100 days in office.
He emphasized that the Persons with Disability are part of the state sector, adding that no growth is complete if a section of the state is neglected and abandoned.
Governor Senator Ademola Adeleke reiterated that his administration is committed to supporting the PWDs as part of its citizenry, he opined that his government will work to comply with local and international best practices.
He announced before the excited Persons with Disability that his administration will review the legal framework as it affects the people with disabilities within Osun State, and he directed the Ministry of Justice to review and bring up to date the Osun State Disability bill.
According to him, “all needed legislative and executive actions should be launched without further delay, Osun must get a Disability law in due course to cater for the needs of this class of our society”
“To our people with special needs, this administration will ensure that the final law addresses all your concerns, once the legal framework is formalized, be rest assured of full implementation as may be prescribed”
“Meanwhile, I invite you to accept these support materials as a starting point of our partnership, I am by this programme demonstrating that people with special needs are not forgotten in my administration” – Governor Adeleke stated.
The Governor also appreciated Osun people for the successful conduct of the last polls, sympathized with victims of political violence across the state, frowned at acts of thuggery in parts of the state, while maintaining that election is not war but choice making.
According to him, “Now that elections are over, I call on all Osun people to get back to work and focus on the urgent task of building a better Osun state, Now is the time to support the government’s efforts to address our developmental challenges. We need all hands on deck to improve the growth of the various sectors of the society”.