Foundation calls for commission on disabled persons

Following the global concern on the sufferings of persons with disabilities and the clarion calls to give them hope.  The Kpakpando Foundation has advised the various tiers of government in Nigeria to institute a national commission to oversee the welfare and activities of these special citizens.
The appeal was made in Owerri, Imo State  by the non-government organization (NGO) and His Excellency Hon Simon Lalong, the Governor of Plateau State during the 14th anniversary of the foundation and the celebration of the 53rd birth-day of Senator Osita Izunaso, the founder and chairman of Board of Directors of the charitable organization.
According to Senator Izunaso,: “We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the first disability rights bills. We call on him to follow it up by setting up the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.  We also urge the state governments to domesticate the Act in their various states” to set.
Similarly, Governor Lalong, who was the Chairman of the occasion and was represented by Senator Victor Lar, vowed to use his connections to urge the Federal government to set up the commission as being demanded by the foundation.
Quoting the biblical Job 29 vs. 1-2, he also pointed out that the mission and vision of the non-governmental organization is divinely inspired with evangelical touch, noting that what the foundation has achieved in terms of empowerment and capacity building for persons with disabilities in Nigeria that most state governments are yet to do one third of it.
Earlier, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON, the Governor of Imo State who was the Chief Host of the well-attended event and was also ably represented by Hon. Gerald Irona, the Deputy Governor of the state expressed gratitude to Kpakpando foundation for given succor to over 10,000 disabled Nigerians since its inception in 2006.

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