Gov. Adeleke announces registration of citizen with special needs

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has directed that all citizens of the State with disabilities be duly registered without a fee.

The Special Adviser on Special Needs, Kamil Aransi, announced this in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo at the weekend.

 According to Aransi, the ten-day registration exercise would commence from Monday, May 27, 2024 to Friday, June 7, 2024.

He said, the registration would assist the Government in knowing the precise number of people with special needs, especially in terms of wants and demands such as physical, sensory, cognitive, and intellectual impairments.

The Special Adviser stated further that it would help the Government to plan and cater for them rightly, in clear deviation from the past.

Aransi said, the main purpose of the registration is to be able to identify and provide necessary support for people with special needs and to create an inclusive society where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

While describing the Governor as a compassionate leader, he stated that his principal is clearly obsessed with people with special needs, and really wants to make positive changes that would be a clear departure from norms.

He added that the data gotten from the registration would help the State and concerned ministry develop targeted programs and services, ensuring that individuals with special needs receive the necessary support and resources to lead fulfilling lives.

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