March 24, 2023


Members of the Joint National Association of Persons With Disability (JONAPWD) Osun state chapter staged a peaceful protest at the Osun State Governor’s Office in Abere, Oshogbo, to demand the signing of the disability bill in the state, that when the bill is signed into law, the members would leverage on it,

The physically challenged persons in their numbers carried placards with different inscriptions: ‘Show Commitments to Disability Rights’; ‘We Are Not Second Citizens in Our Country, We Have Equal Rights’, among others

While speaking, the Secretary of the group, Sunday Smith, said Persons With Disability from different clusters staged a peaceful and well-coordinated protest to demand the signing of the Disability Bill into law in the state.”

However, the ex-President of the group, Kehinde Onitiju, commended Governor Oyetola for his support for the persons with disability in the state, urging the governor to crown his efforts by signing the bill into law.

Addressing the protesters, the Head of Service, Dr. Festus Oyebade, said the present administration of Governor Oyetola is very concerned about the affair of persons with disability.

He, however, assured the group that the governor would sign the bill before his first tenure comes to an end.

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