Gbenga Dosumu, a Lagos-based Cerebral Palsy Coach, has urged the Federal Government to give adequate attention to the rehabilitation centres for persons living with disabilities.
Dosumu, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos, said the centres, if properly attended to, would enhance the development of their skills.
According to him, such centres were provided by various governments abroad to meaningfully engage affected persons to be useful to the society.
“Overseas, persons with disabilities are treated as first citizens; they have everything to themselves in the rehabilitation centres.
“If our government can do the same, many of these persons after schooling can still go back to such centres to do something more meaningful.
“Few of the persons with disabilities who have means of livelihood are usually those involved in sports,’’ Dosumu said.
He noted that rehabilitation centres would make it easy for persons with disability to contribute to nation building.