The Niger Delta Coalition of Persons with disabilities has appealed to government parastatals and Private Sectors in the Country to include them in their work plans as to be beneficiaries of the President Goodluck Jonathan's administration.
President of the Association, Mr David Enogho disclosed this in an interactive Session with the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission Sir Bassey Dan-Abia at the Commission's headquarters in Port Harcourt.
He said the Niger Delta Development Commission has lived up to its expectation in carrying along persons with disabilities in the Niger Delta region. Pointing out that if other government agencies and private Sectors would emulate the NDDC's lifestyle the cry for the neglect of their Association would be a thing of the past.
Mr Enogho who was overwhelmed by the opportunity extended to them by the MD/CEO of NDDC for dialogue on their predicament. He described him as 'a-talk and do-master' as he promised to us few months ago a -32 Seater Coaster Bus and within this short time, he has fulfilled his promise.
The Association also commended President Jonathan for sustaining the Commission adding that for the opportunity given to them by the NDDC to interact was a positive signal, that the President Goodluck Jonathan's administration is peaceful and detribalised and all inclusive government. 'We always end our visit at the gate of the Commission many years back until we were able to see the Managing Director/CEO who advised us to engage in peaceful and constructive dialogue' he said.
Earlier, the Managing Director of the NDDC Sir, Barrister Bassey Dan-Abia had said that the commission deemed it necessary to include persons with disabilities in its plan. He said, this would enable them feel a sense of belonging to the present administration of President Goodluck Jonathan's transformation agenda because the members of the Association are full blooded Nigerians with Civic responsibilities to participate in the development of the country.