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Association for the deaf calls for inclusion of people living with disability in government.

Michael Olanrewaju, Ilorin.

Kwara state government has been called upom to run an all inclusive government that will accommodate the interest of the deaf and other people living with disability in the state.

The call was made by the chairman Kwara State Association for the Deaf, Mr. Ridwan Hassan at the press briefing to usher in International week for Deaf peoples held at Nigerian Union of Journalist Secretariat, G.R.A Ilorin.

While delivering a prepared speech, Mr Ridwan said “the deaf can also work in other government parastatals and agencies like the normal people”

He added that most of them attended the same educational institutions with other members of the society and knowledgeable in various field of endeavours with certificate to backed it up.

He explained further that there are experts like; medical Doctors, Lecturers, and Engineers among their members.

The group also called on the state government to appoint an interpreter as a special Adviser on people living with disability to carry them along in the activities of government.

He noted that most of them are being cheated when it comes to the issue of expressing themselves to defend their rights.

Hassan however,appealed to the state government to include the deaf and people living with disability in its empowerment programm .

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