Nasarawa State’s governor, Abdullahi Sule, has designated 5% of the state’s available jobs as reserved for people with disabilities.
Ms. Abigail Waya, the state’s HoCS, made this announcement in a statement on Wednesday.
Waya claims that the approval was required because of the Sule administration’s dedication to and acknowledgement of the need of providing equal opportunity for all citizens of the state.
The Head of Civil Service indicated that the governor had already ordered all MDAs to set aside five percent of all future job openings for people with disabilities.
She did, however, add that those with disabilities must have the appropriate academic credentials to fill the open positions.
The 2018 state Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Act mandates that this policy be implemented.
It’s purpose is to guarantee that people with disabilities have equal opportunities to find work in the public sector.
Accordingly, Waya was cited by NAN as adding, “I am pleased to convey the governor’s directive to MDAs who are expected to implement it with utmost dedication and commitment.”
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