Igbo women in diaspora sue FG, state governments over employment for disabled

Igbo women, under the platform of Umuada Igbo Nigeria in Diaspora, have called on the federal and state governments to increase the employment opportunity of persons living with disabilities.

The group also demanded that a microcredit be given to the them to help them start up their various business enterprises.

The president general and founder of Umuada Igbo Nigeria and in Diaspora, Chief Lolo Kate Ezeofor, made this call during the maiden Christmas charity outreach for persons with disabilities held at Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Convocation Arena, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu.

Lolo Ezeofor, said that people with disabilities needed care and encouragement from the general public, adding that government should do more for the physically challenged.

Umuada Igbo Nigeria and in Diaspora is an umbrella/Apex body of Umuada (women) of Igboland of the seven Igbo speaking states of Nigeria; Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi Enugu, Delta, Imo and Rivers and Igbo women living in the other states of Nigeria and in Diaspora.

“Umuada Igbo Nigeria and in Diaspora are pleading with federal and State Governments to increase employment opportunities for people with Disabilities and give them Microcredit to start up their various business enterprises,” she said.

Chief Kate Ezeofor said that apart from Christmas Charity Outreach, the organization also visited some hospitals and paid the bill of the needy to enable them enjoy the Christmas festival.

The Umuadaigbo founder called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to release the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from, Department of State Security Service, (DSS) custody, pointing out that his continued detention is causing disquiet in Igboland.