What we want Buhari to do for us – Persons Living With Disability

A group identified as Persons Living with Disability Initiative (PLWDI) has appealed that their members be considered in the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

The National President of the association, Augustine Onwuamaegbu, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said that persons living with disability were not appointed in the first term of Buhari’s administration, saying that this did not allow them to have someone who could represent their interest.

The president of the association, however, appealed that their members should be considered in the new government.

Onwuamaegbu called on President Buhari to see to their plight and appoint someone who would be able to communicate their challenges to him.

He said, “just as women were fighting for 35 per cent inclusion in governance, people living with disability should also not be forgotten as they all have a special need and stake in the country.

“It would take only those who understood our feelings, needs and situations in the government of Buhari to make appropriate policies that would have direct bearing on us.

Onwuamaegbu, however, called on the President to redouble efforts at making lives more meaningful for their members as he began his second term in office.

He said the President should step up the fight against corruption, saying that corruption remains Nigeria’s problem and must be confronted headlong.

Onwuamaegbu also called for a more serious approach to governance, noting that anyone found culpable of cheating the system must be made to face the full weight of the law irrespective of party affiliation. (NAN)

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