Makinde to Assent Amendment Bill Establishing Disability Agency

The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde will on December 3rd, 2022 sign an executive amendment bill which was recently passed by the State House of Assembly, to create an agency for people with disabilities.

The Executive Assistant to the Governor on Persons with Disability, Mr Ayodele Adekanmbi, who made this known on Wednesday while addressing a Coalition of Like-minded People with Disabilities, said the date set aside for the signing is International Day for Persons with Disability.

It will be recalled that the executive amendment bill was passed by the state lawmakers on Oct. 20.

The agency when finally established would be under the supervision of the governor.

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According to Adekanmbi, “The disabled were at the governor’s office to appreciate Gov. Makinde on the passage of the bill that will establish the agency for Persons with Disability in the state.

“They are here also to assure His Excellency that all their votes would be given to him and his party – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming general elections”, he added.

Adekanmbi reiterated that no administration in the state had placed priority on the welfare, education and political appointment of people with disabilities like the administration of Governor Makinde.

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In his remarks, the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Ademola Ojo, said the bill which would be signed into law by the governor soon, will enhance better treatment of disabled people in the state.

Ojo, who represented the governor during the visit, said issues concerning people with disabilities would continue to be one of the topmost priorities of the ‘Seyi Makinde’s government.

He therefore implored all the people with disabilities in the state to vote all PDP candidates during the next general election for the good work to continue.

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Abe acknowledged that the present administration in the state had been prioritising the welfare of his members.

According to him, Makinde’s government appointed many of his aides from people with disabilities, such as the Executive Assistant on Disability; Special Assistant on Special Needs and many others as supervisors as well as Special Assistants across the 33 local government councils .

He therefore promised that all of his members will cast a unified vote for Gov. Makinde and other PDP candidates in the upcoming general elections in support of his ambition for a second term.


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