Lagos to give police, banks, hospitals sign language booklets

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The Lagos State government has spoken of its plan to distribute basic sign language pamphlets for communication use in police station, hospitals, banks and other places where persons with hearing and speaking impairment seek services.

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The State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Agboola Dabiri, made this known at the 2018 Sign Language Training Workshop themed “Towards An Inclusive Lagos” in Alausa.

Explaining the rationale behind the idea, Dabiri said it became necessary on account of communication difficulties faced by persons living with speech impairment when seeking for services in public places.

He stated that hospitals, police stations and banks would be used to pilot the scheme, which will be extended to other areas to educate the populace about some basic communication signs for speech impaired persons.

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