LASODA warns physically challenged against lawlessness


Dr. Babatunde Awelenje (left) briefing the press and a key staff in LASODA

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs, LASODA, on Thursday warned People Living With Disabilities, PLWDs, against any form of lawlessness and be civil.

General Manager, LASODA, Dr. Babatunde Awelenje, at an end of year news conference in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, said disability should not be used as an avenue for lawlessness, saying that the office would be engaging more in advocacy in 2018 to address the issue.

According to him, advocacy was key to correcting certain behaviours and impression, saying that “our people still need to be sensitized.”

Awelenje stated that LASODA would never subscribe or support the charity model of disability whereby PLWDs were being pitied and giving arms as a form of charity.

He also called on parents who had children with physical…

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