FG Employs 161 Persons With Disabilities

The Federal Government has employed about 161 persons living with disabilities in different agencies and Parastatals.

The Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities (NCPWD), James Lalu, who announced this, appreciated the present administration for giving hope to disabled persons in the country.

Lalu also said President Muhammadu Buhari is the only President that brought hope into the disability community.

The Executive Secretary spoke in Abuja at a briefing by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to commemorate the 2022 International day of Persons with Disabilities.

He said: “This Ministry has been standing with persons with disabilities since it came on board. 161 persons with disabilities have secured employment in different agencies and Parastatals. President Buhari is the only President to has brought life and hope into our community and we are grateful.”

The Minister, who was represented by the National Coordinator of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), Dr. Umar Bindir, said since the President assented to the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) act, a lot of States have followed suit to domesticate the act into laws.

Bindir said however a lot still needs to be done towards the effective implementation of the provisions of the act, especially in the areas of accessibility, advocacy and sensitization.

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