Nasarawa govt approves 5% employment slots for PWDs


Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has approved five per cent employment slots for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the state.

This is contained in a statement by Ms Abigail Waya, Head of Civil Service (HoCS), in the state and on Wednesday.

According to Waya, the approval became necessary in furtherance to the commitment of the Sule-led administration and recognition of the importance of providing equal opportunities for all residents of the state.

The HoCS said that the governor had already directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to henceforth reserve five per cent of every recruitment exercise for PWDs.

She, however, said that the PWDs must have the necessary academic qualifications for the vacancies that exist.

“This directive is in accordance with the domesticated Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Act of the state signed in 2018.

“It is aimed at ensuring that individuals with disabilities are given fair access to government employment.

“Accordingly, I am pleased to convey the directive of the governor to MDAs who are expected to implement it with utmost dedication and commitment,” NAN quoted Waya as saying.

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