People Living with Disabilities (PLwDS), Cross River State chapter, have alleged that they are being neglected by Governor Ben Ayade. The group alleged that Governor Ayade refused to release funds to mark the 2017 International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities.
“Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has sidelined the Persons Living with Disabilities, ” the group said in a statement signed by Comrade Offiong Okon. He said, “His Excellency, Senator Ben Ayade has refused to release funds for the marking of 2017 International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities which holds every December 3rd.
“Rather, he used the money to settle members of the State House of Assembly to allow him present his Kinetic Crystallisation Budget of N1.3trillion. “He refused to assent to State Disability Bill passed by State House of Assembly, refused to effect corrections to the appointment of Comrade Ogar Inyang as SA on Disabilities Matter.
“Non release of social intervention meant for PLwDS in the State and unemployment of PLwDS in State Ministries.” Comrade Okon, however, pleaded with Governor Ayade to look back at the promises he made to the Persons Living with Disabilities, restore them so as to give them a sense of belonging.