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The Lagos State Government presented the Braille version of the state’s youth policy for visually impaired people during the weekend. The document was prepared by the Ministry of Youth and Social Development with the assistance of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and presented to the representatives of Person’s living with Disabilities (PWDs) along with their parent bodies. The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, in her address after the presentation, said the new version of the youth policy was conceived in furtherance of the State government’s total-inclusion developmental policy. She further explained that the fundamental part of the policy offers lots of benefits for young people living with impairment including the physically challenged. According to The Nation Online, she is quoted saying that the Lagos State government is driven by its total inclusion vision and whatever they are doing, the government are conscious of its benefits to all members of the society. They have created a youth policy, in which young people with visual impairment can benefit from; in health, education, sports, wealth creation, all are combined and enumerated in the policy for the visually-impaired youths to easily access to build them up as well as for their development. The representative of UNFPA, Dr Esther Somefun, said the body will not cease to support the state in advocating for the rights of young people irrespective of their societal status, including their right to accurate information and services related to sexual and reproductive health.   Feature Image Credit: The Guardian

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This article was first published on 27th September 2017


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