Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde, have been commended for employing visually-impaired graduates and other Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
Senior Pastor of Praise Arena-Kingdom Light Christian Centre, Dr. Jummy Adetoyese-Olagunju, gave the commendation at a thanksgiving service for two visually-impaired graduates, Adesola Adedokun Ajayi and Joseph Adeniyi Omoare, who are beneficiaries of the church’s scholarship.
Ajayi, a graduate of Law from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), was employed by Lagos State Ministry of Justice while Omoare, a graduate of Education from Oyo State College of Education, was among the 150 persons living with disabilities recently employed by the Oyo State Government.
The cleric commended the efforts of the governors in providing sustainable livelihoods for persons living with disabilities.
He noted that without access to quality education and sustainable livelihoods, children living with disabilities would not be able to contribute meaningfully to the economy.
He reiterated the readiness of the church to impact more lives and as well work with other institutions.
The pastor implored the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture by creating opportunities that would make life better for other vulnerable people.
Ajayi, while thanking the church and state governments for making the lives of PWDs better, said: “We need support and policy framework that would include PWDs in governance. I have discovered that across all sectors of our national life, which include transportation, housing, environment and education, people with special needs go through harrowing experiences that need urgent attention.”