The Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities (JONAPWD), on Wednesday, staged a protest at the Governor’s Office in Osun to demand assent to the Disability Bill in the state.
Members of the association in their hundreds carried placards with different inscriptions like; ”Show Commitments to Disability Rights, We Are Not Second Class Citizens In Our Country, and We Have Equal Rights.
“Nothing About Us Without Us”, “Disability Inclusion is Essential To Good Governance”, “We Ask Osun State Government To Domesticate National Disability Acts among others.
Mr Sunday Smith, the Secretary of the group, said that Persons with Disability from different clusters staged the peaceful and well-coordinated protest to demand the signing of the disability bill into law in the state.
Smith said that the essence of their protest was not to attack the present government, but to press for the speedy signing into law of the bill
He further said that when the bill is signed into law, PWDs would leverage on it to end unemployment, lack of access to education, social attention, and social discrimination.