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Adviser on disabilities calls on Ndi Anambra to reach out to physically challenged persons

Awka-Special Adviser to the Governor on Disability Matters, Mr Chukwuka Ezewuzie has expressed his gratitude to Government of Anambra for being sensitive to safety and comfort of those living with disabilities.

“It is worthy of note that this Government has given priority to the needs of the indigent and persons living with disabilities,’’ Ezewuzie said.

He said this while receiving the leadership of state chapter of Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities (JONAPWD) in Awka.

They had come to brief him (Adviser), on successful distribution of palliatives to the Disability Community across the 21 Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Ezewuzie also commended wife of the Governor, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano for remembering the indigent members of the society in her recent projects for the poor.

It was indeed a moment of joy when all the coordinators of the 21 LGAs accounted for successful distribution of the palliatives that they received on behalf of the indigent persons with disabilities in their localities.

The palliatives, which were provided by Government and the National Chairman of APGA, Dr Victor Ike Oye, were aimed at cushioning the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related challenges to persons with disabilities in the state.

The special adviser had also urged them to target mainly the most indigent members of different disability groups in the state.

Mr Ugochukwu Okeke, state Chairman of JONAPWD, was accompanied by Mr Nwagwu Amobi, State Chapter Chairman, Nigerian National Association for the Deaf and Mr Ernest Okanmelu, State Chapter, National Association for the Blind.

They extolled the magnanimity of the Governor and that of APGA National Chairman for remembering at this time they needed their intervention most.

The JONAPWD leadership, accompanied by Disability group cluster heads, visited the various LGAs with relief items such as bags of rice, noodles, bottles of sanitisers and cash for transporting the items received to the beneficiaries.

Communication during the visit was made simple by Mr Collins Joseph, the Special Assistant to the governor on sign Language Communication. 

Source: Anambra State Government