Chairman of deaf association promises improved welfare for members




The chairman of the Lagos State Deaf Association (LSDA), Mr Adefala Alaba,  Monday said  the newly elected executive of the association would work judiciously to improve the welfare of its members.

Alaba spoke through an interpreter saying that unemployment, lack of formal education and lack of access to quality healthcare were some of the challenges affecting his members.

“Deaf people have enormous challenges which need urgent solutions; our duty as the new executive is to provide solutions to some of the challenges.

“The welfare and wellbeing of our members will be the major priorities of the new executive and we intend to explore every available avenue to achieve the goal,” he  said.

The chairman stated further that the new executive would collaborate with various bodies and organisations to achieve its objectives.

He called on the Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASODA) to increase its support for his members.

The newly inaugurated LSDA executive would run the affairs of the body for the next four years.

The other members of the executive include: Lukmon Isah, the vice chairman; Godwin Nwadiogbu, the secretary: while Kingsley Njoku was elected the assistant secretary.Also, Dikko Ahmed was elected   the financial secretary, Tosin Kuku as the public relations officer, while Ramota Akinlabi would serve as the welfare officer.

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