Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde said on Wednesday that his government would pay special attention to the less privileged and the disabled.
The Governor, who was speaking at a Special Eid-el-Fitri celebration which he hosted at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, said he would ensure a special place for the less privileged and the disabled in his government.
Makinde, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said that those who have been privileged to govern in the past have kept the disabled out for too long.
Besides hosting the Muslim Community in Oyo State led by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, a representative of the Soun of Ogbomosoland, the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Abduganiy Agbotomokekere, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Dawud Makanjuola Akinola, among other dignitaries, the Governor also hosted the disabled from Rehabilitation CENTRE for the Disabled, as well as children from the Juvenile Correctional Institution and Childcare for abandoned children and the Ark of Hope foundation, an orphanage.
He said: After my swearing-in, and I was being conducted round the Government House, I saw that there was no place for the disabled and I asked the Head of Service; how will my people in Beere, the disabled and the less privileged gain access to this place.
“I told her it will be a protocol and logistics nightmare because I will always open the doors of Government House to the disabled and less privileged. So always put them in your arrangement whenever you are planning a programme.”