Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday inaugurated the Governing Board of the Office for Disability Affairs to manage the N500 million Disability Trust Fund. He said the fund would help people living with disabilities to bring out their potentials and be self reliant.
Ambode said this at the Lagos House, Ikeja, while inaugurating the board, adding that it was in fulfillment of his administration’s promise to ensure that the affairs of people living with disabilities is managed by people passionate enough to show that there is ability in disability.
According to him, the development is another milestone of his commitment to run an all inclusive government, adding that the board will, on behalf of the state government, manage the affairs of people living with disabilities by issuing guidelines for their education, social development and welfare.
Ambode explained that,
The board will also manage the Disability Trust Fund. In fulfillment of the promise I made on May 29th, 2016, this Fund has in its kitty today, N500 million with a marching order to solicit from the public and other charitable organisations, additional support for its objectives.