In less than a week of the broadcast of the outcry of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities by Radio Nigeria Positive FM News on the governor’s promised appointment letters to 30 of its members , the Ondo State goverment yesterday redeemed the pledge and issued 35 appointment letters to those concerned.
The beneficiaries included the visually and physically impaired, spouses, hearing and speaking impaired, albinos and care givers.
Presenting the letters, Governor Akeredolu attributed the move to recognition the administration had for the people with disabilities
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Temitayo Oluwatuyi, the governor said additional one thousand, four hundred and thirty two persons would soon be employed to make over four thousand recruitments done since the inception of the current administration.
In separate remarks,The Head of service, Mr Oluwadare Aragbaye and the pro chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Dr Tunji Abayomi commended the government’s gesture and charged the employees to be dedicated.
Appreciating the state government, the chairman , Agency for the welfare of persons with disabilities , Mr Sanmi Alegbeleye described Governor Akeredolu a God’s sent to liberate the disabled across the state.
Positive FM had on Friday, August 7 reported the plea of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities asking Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s intervention in making good his promise of recruiting 30 of its members .
The secretary of the group , Mr Abiodun Olusegun claimed in a statement made available to Positive FM then that the governor made the promise during a media appearance while marking the administration’s 3rd anniversary .#