Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has called for a Collective action to end discrimination against disabled persons saying that Sustainable Development Goals, will be fully achieved when the scourge of discrimination against people living with disabilities is eliminated.
Governor Obiano stated this during the 2019 International Sign Language Day at the Professor Kenneth Dike e-Library in Awka, on Friday.
The Governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on Disability Matters, Mr Chukwuka Ezewuzie, said his administration is desirous of making the study of sign languages a must in Schools and Colleges across Anambra State.
He announced that more employment opportunities will be offered to disabled persons in the State, adding that other needs of the association will continue to receive the attention of his administration.
While calling for assistance to enable deaf children to go to school to learn sign languages as means of communication, the Special Assistant to Governor Obiano on Sign Language Communication, Mr Joseph Collins, explained that out of the one hundred and sixty-nine targets of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, eleven have clear reference to persons with disabilities, including the deaf.