Tuesday inaugurated the Governing Board of the
Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs, LASODA,
to manage the N500 million Disability Trust Fund,
DTF, expressing optimism that it would aid people
living with disabilities in the state to realize their
dreams and live more comfortable lives.
Ambode, who spoke at the Lagos House, Alausa, in
Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria while inaugurating
the Board, said it was in fulfillment of his
administration’s promise to ensure that the affairs
of people living with disabilities was managed by
people passionate enough to show that there is
ability in disability.
“The Board will also manage the Disability Trust
Fund. In fulfillment of the promise I made on May
29th, 2016, this Fund has in its kitty today, N500m
with a marching order to solicit from the public and
other charitable organisations, additional support
for its objectives, he said.
“We could not have done otherwise, given the array
of people with disabilities who possess requisite
qualification, experience and character. In addition,
we believe in their ability to manage the Disability
Trust Fund more judiciously because they have a
more personal understanding of the needs and
situation of our less privileged people. This fund
will give our brothers and sisters a needed boost to
make a livelihood for themselves and a chance to
fulfill their potentials,” he added.