2 The Chief of Staff, Government House, Mr Festus Agas, made the pledge on Monday, while addressing members of the Association of the Deaf and Dumb who were at the Government House, Asaba, on an awareness and advocacy procession.
3 Agas, who was accompanied by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, lauded the group for their peaceful conduct.
5 “I want to welcome you to Government House, Asaba, and thank you for the orderly manner in which you have organised yourselves in carrying out your advocacy.
6 “I want to reassure you that as a government, we run an inclusive administration.
8 ” In all these programmes, without any fear of contradiction, the government made provisions for the deaf and dumb and other physically challenged persons in the state,” he said.
9 Agas added, ” the deaf and dumb like every other persons are humans and also deserve the good things of life.
11 He urged members of the group to take advantage of ongoing cycle of RYSA selection for trainees to enlist and acquire skills.
12 Agas promised to convey their message to the Gov. Okowa.
13 Ealier, the Association President, Mr Emmanuel Oyibo, had thanked the state government for giving them the opportunity to organise another Deaf and Dumb Awareness Week.
15 Oyibo, however, appealed to the government to continue to include members of the association in its programmes.