The Founder of the Albino Foundation (TAF) Africa, Jake Epelle, has urged the President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu, to appoint a Person With Disability (PWD) as a minister in his cabinet.
Epelle made the appeal on Friday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the introduction of three new board members of TAF and presentation of its new brand identity.
According to him, PWDs have come of age and have the capacity and competence to be appointed as ministers.
He urged Tinubu to be the first president to appoint PWDs in his cabinet as that would give the community the opportunity to say it is part of the inclusive governance which he has been preaching and propagating.
“He will be doing us a disservice if he does not heed to this clarion call and governors too should appoint PWDs as commissioners. “As an organisation we will continue to monitor their progress and to ensure that those appointed are held accountable and responsible.”