DISPLEASURE OVER MARGINALIZATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on November 4, 2020
The Chairman of joint National Association of persons with Disability, JONAPWD, Kie Obomanu has expressed displeasure over the marginalization of persons with disability in the selection of Federal Government’s seven hundred and seventy-four Special Public Works Scheme in Rivers State.
He said the Federal Government directed that five percent of the total slots allocated to each state should be reserved for persons with disability which is backed up by the law, the National Disability Act 2018.
Obomanu who stated this at a media briefing in Port Harcourt, said, members of the joint National Association of Disability JONAPWD, had been short changed as only ten persons were selected in the entire state of twenty-three Local Government Araes, which ordinarily should be one thousand one hundred and fifteen slots allotted to JONAPWD representing five percent of the twenty-three thousand slots for Rivers State.
He therefore called on the Federal and State Government to intervene so that the stipulated number of persons with Disability would be given their rightfull place.