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Lagos trains law enforcement agents and stakeholders in sign language

Sign language training

The Lagos State government has trained some of its workers, law enforcement agents, and other stakeholders in sign language communication to promote inclusiveness in the state, reports Punch.

Mr Oluwadamilare Ogundairo, General Manager of the Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs, stated this on Wednesday during the 2022 sign language training workshop in Lagos.

“The idea of this training is to make Lagos truly an inclusive mega city that is welcome to all; where everybody can aspire to come and live as long as they can abide by the law. Today, under the THEMES agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos is no longer in competition with any state in Nigeria, we are looking at global standards, and if we must get there, it must be inclusive for all,” said Oluwadamilare.

“In Nigeria today, we have to take the issue of people with disability very seriously. It is a critical component of governance and sustainable development and the right way to go. In Lagos, we must keep doing this so that MDAs and people like law enforcement agents and parastatals that deal with the public are equipped to communicate with people with disability in Lagos State adequately. Most countries we are trying to compete with have scaled those things we are still grappling with for more than 30 to 50 years ago.”

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