Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode has set up a N500 milion Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) fund.
Speaking at a programme for the physically challenged with the theme: “Celebrating Ability in Disability” at the Lagos House, to commemorate his first year in office, Mr. Ambode said the aim of the fund was to ensure level playing field for the physically challenged who were usually presumed not able to live normal lives.
He also disclosed that one per cent job vacancies in the state’s civil service would be reserved for the qualified among them.
“This fund is for the advancement of the course of persons living with disability. I call on individuals, corporate organisations, non-governmental agencies and other stakeholders to support the fund so that they can maximise the abilities in the disabilities of our fellow compatriots,” he urged.