How The Physically Challenged Persons was Forgotten And Abandoned After Over Five(5) Years of New Government in Rivers State

How The Physically Challenged Persons was Forgotten And Abandoned After Over Five(5) Years of New Government in Rivers State

Rivers people once had a Government that really cares for each and every citizens of the State, who did not only Carter for those without Disability but everyone, including the ones with Disabilities.

That Government was led by the then Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who gave voice to people with Disabilities, appointed some of them as Cabinet members, Aides,etc. He gave these Physically Challenged Persons and destitutes hope, took them off the street and gave them equal opportunity as citizens of the state.

Some many were employed by the same Government into Civil Service, especially those who are graduates of various disciplines. These persons were given equal rights and privileges.

For over Five (5) years now, since the enthronement of new Government, no Physically Challenged Person have been appointed into any position in the state. No special welfare policy created to Carter for them by the present administration.

If those without any Disabilities can complain about hardship, what then do we expect people with Disabilities to do?

“”There is ability in Disability”, they should be considered in all honesty, especially those that are willing to work and earn a living for themselves. Home Scholarships should be awarded to their children, to make life easier and favorable for them.

Chikezie Justice

29/10/2020.

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