Obiano’s aide advocates enhanced welfare for PWDs

The special adviser to the Anambra state governor on disability matters, Barr. Chukwuka Ezewuzie, has commended the governor on his giant strides aimed at improving the welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Addressing journalists Friday at the Anambra liaison office in Abuja, Ezewuzie said Governor Willie Obiano had employed over 200 PWDs since he became governor, and urged other governors to emulate him in promoting the welfare of PWDs.

He said: “Governor Willie Obiano doesn’t allow anything good to pass Anambra state by, that’s why he invited me from the UK, where I was working as a legal practitioner, to join his government as special adviser on disability matters. As you know, disabled people have a lot to offer for the betterment of any society.

“Gone are the days when PWDs were only seen and regarded as beggars. Gratefully, Governor Obiano understood this and has been changing the narratives, through massive employment of PWDs, free education, scholarships, empowerment and what have you. Some governors have been emulating Governor Obiano in catering for the welfare of PWDs and I hope others will join them too. In fact, due to the empowerment by Governor Obiano, you can’t find a single PWDs begging in Anambra, except those not from the state, because Anambra is home for all.

“The acronym, EMPOWER, sums up Governor Obiano’s interventions in the lives of PWDs in Anambra as it stands for empowerment, mobilisation, position, opportunity, will power, education and relationship.”

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