The Joint National Association of Persons with Disability (JNAPD), has called for the removal of discriminatory practices of challenged person’s employment in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and some cades entry into government offices.
National President of the association, Abdullahi Aliyu, made the call at a media parley Monday, organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Disability Matters, during which it engaged persons with disabilities to chart a road map for the committee’s activities.
He said the society discriminates against the persons with disability and other persons with special needs and lamented that the laws makes provision for such persons but they cannot be enforced.
He added that all hands must be on deck from both the legislature and executive to ensure that parents of children with special needs sponsor their education to the highest levels so they can make contributions to societal development.
Also speaking, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters, Comrade Mohammed Abba Isa, said enough is enough in the exclusion of persons with disabilities in employment in MDAs.