Activists, opposition members, Youth movements who want to criticise or provide feedback to the Government on issues should do so constructively, says child protection Activist Egbara Emmanuel.
“Although the youths, opposition members and activists may not agree with government policies or have a critical view of the Government, at least they can contribute constructively towards the development of the state.
“If they want to contribute to the development of the state, as Activist, I welcome them to be on a page of moral decadence and must be done positively,” he said after launching the first children’s special needs program yesterday.
The ogoja youth forum aimed to highlight issues such as politics, economy and social needs, increasing cost of living and doing business through programs.
Egbara, who has been entrusted with Alorye grassroot initiative vision, said the Governor wanted the youth to be part of the state’s vision and direction.
“That is why the Governor introduced youth friendly programmes.
It is an effort to include all youths so they can provide their ideas to the Government and create a better future in years to come.
“I do not know the intentions of the so called Opposition or critics of Ayade or their aims, but I hope they can continue to provide their views to us,” he added.
On the event, Egbara said the Government had taken multiple approaches to provide equal access to children with autism and special needs in Government schools.
“We discussed the matter a few months back on how to address the issue involving children with autism.
“The matter has been given special attention by the Governor himself
Egbara also stressed the need for cooperation from everyone, especially the private sector, to provide financial aid to help the children thrive.
“In terms of costs for early intervention, many parents still cannot afford it.
“We hope the private sector and other NGOs can continue to create awareness on issues faced by children with autism,” he said.