By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, JONAPWD, Anambra State chapter has showered encomiums on Her Excellency, Mrs. Nonye Soludo, the wife of the Executive Governor of Anambra state for her efforts towards addressing the plights of persons with disabilities and continuously raising awareness about their struggles.
In a release signed by the Chairman of JONAPWD, Anambra State Chapter, Comrade Ugochukwu Ernest Okeke and made available to newsmen in Awka, he said that during this year’s International White Cane Safety Day celebration held at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral Hall, Awka, Her Excellency advocated for the creation of inclusive examination and support centres during job recruitment processes in the state. This initiative aimed to reduce the stress and challenges that persons with disabilities face while seeking job opportunities.
His words, ‘We were inspired by your dedication to improving the lives of persons with disabilities and your unwavering faith in their abilities and potential, as you expressed at the event. Your effort will never go unnoticed.
“We appreciate that you took the time to listen to our experiences, share our stories and bring attention to our concerns, which society often overlooks. Your demonstration of empathy, compassion, and understanding shows that you are willing to go above and beyond to make a difference in our lives.
“Thank you for your devotion to being the eyes and guide to the Blind, ears to the Deaf, and legs and hands to those with Physical Disabilities in the state. Your Healthy Living Crusade is changing lives and making a significant impact on those who’ve crossed your path, especially those with disabilities.
“Please keep up the excellent work, and know that your contributions are valued and appreciated. Thank you, and God bless you for working with our dear Governor to promote an inclusive, livable, and prosperous Anambra, our dream state”, Okeke concluded.
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