A group identified as Persons Living with Disability Initiative (PLWDI) has appealed that their members be considered in the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The National President of the association, Augustine Onwuamaegbu, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said that persons living with disability were not appointed in the first term of Buhari’s administration, saying that this did not allow them to have someone who could represent their interest.
The president of the association, however, appealed that their members should be considered in the new government.
Onwuamaegbu called on President Buhari to see to their plight and appoint someone who would be able to communicate their challenges to him.
He said, “just as women were fighting for 35 per cent inclusion in governance, people living with disability should also not be forgotten as they all have a special need and stake in the country.
“It would take only those who understood our feelings, needs and situations in the government of Buhari to make appropriate policies that would have direct bearing on us.
Onwuamaegbu, however, called on the President to redouble efforts at making lives more meaningful for their members as he began his second term in office.
He said the President should step up the fight against corruption, saying that corruption remains Nigeria’s problem and must be confronted headlong.
Onwuamaegbu also called for a more serious approach to governance, noting that anyone found culpable of cheating the system must be made to face the full weight of the law irrespective of party affiliation. (NAN)
Source: Daily post
Face Of Osun State 2021 Unveil Winners, Releases Stunning Photos
A beautiful Student of Osun state, Obafemi Awolowo University osun state, Queen Bakare Hasiat who emerged the winner Face...
Kizz Daniel welcomes set of twins
Popular Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel, has announced the birth of his sons. The singer revealed this on Instagram on Saturday...
BBNaija: Big Brother announces date for Season 6 audition, lists criteria
Organizers of Big Brother Naija, BBNaija reality show has announced a new date for auditioning of season 6. A post...
Nollywood star Baba Ijesha arrested for alleged 7-year rape of minor
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Olarenwaju James, 48, aka Baba Ijesha, a popular Nollywod actor, for defiling a...
Reactions as Davido tops Forbes 100 icons Africa list
Social media users have reacted to the award-winning singer, Davido topping Forbes 100 Innovations, Inventions, and Icons Africa list. The...