FG Reiterates Readiness To Employ Persons With Disabilities
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita has emphasized the readiness of the Federal Government to provide employment for persons with disabilities (PWD), through the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) and Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Mrs. Oyo-Ita made this known in her office recently when the Association of Physically Challenge Applicants (APCA), led by its spokesperson Godstime Ifeayi led a protest to her office.
She urged the members of the association to exercise patience while proper consultation are made to chart the way forward. Adding that, since they are having issues with the internet registration for the ongoing recruitment exercise of the Federal Civil Service Commission, effort would be made to exempt them from the process as a concession.
Speaking earlier, the spokesperson of the association, Godstime Ifeayi, said that Persons with Disability are discriminated upon in all areas in the country.
He further stated that, “The fact that we are physically challenged does not mean that we are also mentally challenged, we should be given the opportunity to contribute our quota to National Development by giving us the constitutional two percent (2%), of every employment done in the country”.
The Head of the Civil Service immediately set up a committee headed by the Permanent Secretary Common Services Office (CSO), Mr. Yemi Adelakun to articulate and resolve the issues raised by the Association of Physically Challenged Applicant.
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