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Persons With Disabilities Receive Assistance From Osun Govt

By Mojisola Oladele

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has expressed his administration’s resolve to ensure constant mobilization of resources to better the lots of rural communities and the vulnerable groups in the State.

Senator Adeleke gave the assurance when he handed over cheques to different clusters of persons with Disabilities and Schools of Special Students under the Osun State COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus, OSUN CARES held in Osogbo the State Capital.

The Osun State helmsman represented by the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi said his administration had supported Osun Community Social Development Agency, Osun CSDA with over five Million Naira for the implementation of multi-sectoral and socially inclusive micro-projects for them, under World Bank Assisted Osun CARES. 

He reiterated that issues affecting persons with disabilities remain a priority for his administration hence, the need for people to embrace and provide the necessary support for them, to enable them to contribute their quota to national growth and development. While maintaining that there is ability in disabilities, Senator Adeleke congratulated the beneficiaries and expressed the belief that the projects would be well implemented within the stipulated time.

Earlier in a welcome address, the General Manager of Osun State Community and Social Development Agency (Osun CSDA), Mrs. Aderonke Abokede explained that the project was an event geared towards activities marking the first 100 days in the office of Senator Ademola Adeleke.

Mrs. Abokede stressed that the State had constantly demonstrated its readiness to build an inclusive community where everyone regardless of their disabilities thrives.

Representatives of the beneficiaries, the state’s Chairman, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities JONAPWD, Mr Stephen Olufemi and Mr. Lanre Olakusibe expressed appreciation to the State Government and Osun CSDA for the giant stride, which would go way to improve the lives of the Vulnerable in the State. 

Highlights of the event included a cultural display by Osun State Council for Arts and Culture and students from the School for Persons with Special Needs, Osogbo. 



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