The Board Chairman, Kogi State Office for Disability Affairs, Hon Ibrahim Daniel Arome has described the Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Usman Ogbo as a true mirror of inclusion.
Arome said this in an interview with newsmen in Lokoja.
Arome led leadership of the Kogi State Disability Community on a courtesy visit to Dr Ogbo to press demands to make the Kogi State Government owned institution more inclusive and accessible and provide job opportunities for members of the disability community.
The Rector, in his response, told the visiting team of his commitment to making life better for persons with disabilities even before his appointment at the polytechnic.
He further promised to do everything within his power to make the institution’s infrastructure accessible to all.
The Board Chairman, while commending Dr. Ogbo expressed contentment at how he ensured all newly constructed administrative blocks and lecture theaters had standard ramps and handrails.
On job inclusiveness, Arome revealed that the rector promptly engaged some members of the disability community as staff of the institution.
The Chairman further expressed confidence on the inclusive character of Dr Usman Ogbo.
According to him, “Dr Ogbo is making life better for the disability community just like the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello”.
He used the moment to call on other stakeholders and those in authority to consider persons with disabilities as demonstrated by Dr Usman Ogbo.
Hon Arome equally charged Dr Ogbo to avail himself of more opportunities for higher service to humanity, especially in the aspect of making life better for persons with disabilities.