By Mojola Aturamu
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters, Dr Samuel Ankeli has confirmed that the federal government is committed to providing welfare support and dividends of democracy to individuals living with disabilities.
He said that government is promoting disability inclusive policies to ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The present administration is focused on making disable individuals were not employed and empowered.
According to him;
“We met a system and we are trying to correct that system, it took us years to get to this level of damage and we are committed to repairing it.
It will take some time but the process has begun. We are promoting a disability inclusive development as ensure in our policy of sustainable development goals.
Employment is just one out of many critical areas that concerns us and people with disabilities among others like health, education, employment, empowerment, housing and transport.
The Federal Government has a development policy strategy and all we are saying is that in every policy developed we should be considered.”
He also added that his office will keenly supervise the structure on ground and its effective implementation.