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We’ll Protect Rights Of PLWDs, Says Lagos Govt

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The Lagos State Government has said it would continue to protect the rights of people living with disability and give them the chance to contribute their quota to the development of society.

The Chairman of the Lagos State Teaching Service Commission, Mrs Olabisi Ariyo, stated this, according to a statement on Thursday, while receiving an award from the Nigeria Association of the Blind for its inclusiveness in governance.

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She said, “The commission will not relent in its efforts to give all qualified members of the state the chance to contribute their quota to the development of society and we are working closely with the representatives of the Nigeria Association of the Blind in Lagos State, to ensure that the rights of their members are adequately protected in the scheme of things.

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“We will not relent in our efforts to empower people who are constant proof of the fact that there is ability in disability.”

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The Chairman of NAB, Lukman Salami, who presented the award to Ariyo, commended the commission’s initiative to employ members of the association in the state’s teaching service.

“This gesture demonstrated NAB’s appreciation of the opportunity given to our members, who were employed as secondary school teachers in the state’s teaching service and I implore staff members to emulate the admirable behaviour of the award recipient by considering qualified members of the association still on the waiting list for employment,” he said.

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