By Joy Mbachi
Awka – Mr Chuks Ezewuzie, the Special Adviser on Disability Matters to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has said that persons living with disability in the state will continue to receive equal attention from Obiano’s administration.
Ezewuzie said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Awka, pointing out that the governor had their interest and welfare at heart at all times.
He said that the governor had a large heart and did not have the tendency to discriminate against people, especially those living with disability.
According to him, the administration renders assistance to special persons on merit and irrespective of their state of origin.
He said, “Obiano believes in merit to appoint people into office and attends to the needs of the people with disability without considering their state of origin.”
Ezewuzie described as unfounded, the speculation that persons living with disability were not getting equal treatment from the state government.
“Obiano is the most friendly governor to the persons living with disability in the country,” he said. He further said that under Obiano’s administration, the state had permanent secretary and head of units, among others, from the group.
He said that some visually impaired students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, were recently given mobility aids.
The governor’s aide encouraged those living with disability to see themselves as one of the psychically blessed persons and develop their talents in order to excel in their endeavours.
“There is no need to cry over spilled milk. Make the best of your situation and see how you will be elevated in life. Life is all about what you can offer.
“I am a lawyer by profession and if I can be learned, any other person with disability as well can be better, it’s all about determination and being focused,” he said .
Ezewuzie commended the governor for believing in persons with disability, whom he did not only empower in large number but also included in his cabinet.
He said that disability should not be taken as a barrier to achieving one’s goal in life and encouraged persons living with disability to remain determined in life.
He encouraged the people to visit his office over any challenge and promised that his office would always assist in proffering solutions. (NAN)