The Wife of the Ondo State Peoples Democratic (PDP) governorship flagbearer in Oct.10, Governorship election, Mrs Eno Jegede, has stressed the need for government at all levels to devote adequate resources for the upkeep of those living with disabilities.
Mrs Jegede made this known on Thursday when she visited the Ago-Ireti Leprosarium, in Akure North Local Government, where she presented gift items to Ago Ireti residents.
“There is no doubt that people living with disabilities are part of us and should not be segregated against or stigmatised in any way.
“At the same time, government at all levels should take the lead by devoting adequate resources to the upkeep and socio-economic development of these special citizens.
“By so doing, their human dignity which hitherto had suffered derision would be rekindled” she urged.
She admonished the settlers to always keep hope alive; and put their trust in God, upon their present circumstances.
Mrs.Jegede also solicited the prayers of the residents for the successful conduct of the Oct. 10 governorship election in Ondo State.
Reacting on behalf of the settlers, Mrs Wuraola Iretiola who spoke on behalf of the settlers commended Mrs Jegede for her humility, and for counting the Ago-Ireti Settlement worthy of her visit.
She prayed for the victory of her husband, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) in the October 10 governorship election, describing him as “the last hope of the masses’’.