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​​Lagos unveils new version of youth policy for the blind

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The Lagos State government yesterday presented the Braille version of the State’s youth policy for visually-impaired young people.
The document was prepared by the Ministry of Youth and Social Development with the assistance of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The document was presented to the representatives of Nigeria Association for the Blind, Vocational Training Centre, Oshodi, Lagos, Bethsaida Home for the Blind, Ministry of Justice and UNFPA, among others.
In her address shortly after the presentation, the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said the new version of the youth policy was conceived in furtherance of the state government’s total-inclusion developmental policy.
She explained that the component of the policy offers a lot of benefits for young people living with visual impairment and the physically challenged.
‘’The Lagos State government is driven by its total inclusion vision and whatever we are doing, we are conscious of its benefits to all members of the society. Only a few days ago, we domesticated the national youth policy to suit the purpose and aspiration of Lagos State youths and their wellbeing.
‘’There are lots of things included in the youth policy which young people with visual impairment can benefit from; in health, education , sports and wealthy creation and these are all included and enumerated in the policy for the visually-impaired youths to easily access for their own uplift.

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