Governor Akeredolu Breaks 20-year Jinx, Presents Employment Letters to 35 persons living with Disabilities

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No fewer than 35 persons with disabilities in Ondo state have been employed into the civil service by the state government.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu while presenting their employment letters to the new recruits at his office in Akure said it is a confirmation of his administration’s recognition of the rights of people living with disabilities.

Government house correspondent, Joseph Ikugbonmire reports that the newly employed workers were full of gratitude to the governor for breaking a 20 year jinx of unemployment for persons with disabilities.

Since the present administration came on board in the last three and half years, it had given priority to the welfare of workers with the recruitment of 2610 manpower into the public service among other packages despite paucity of funds.

The latest to benefit from such gesture are 35 persons with disabilities in the state

Addressing the newly employed workers, Governor Akeredolu who stressed that the current unemployment crisis is a global socio economic phenomenon expressed his determination to confront it through various employment schemes.

Represented by the secretary to the state government, Tayo Oluwatuyi, Akeredolu while noting that his government is poised to employ more people to the service of the state maintained that modalities for general recruitment across the entire public service is in place.

He expressed delight to present the letters to the persons living with disabilities in the state adding that this will not be subjected to discrimination particularly with employment opportunities.

The governor implored public servants in the state to reciprocate efforts of his administration by cooperating with government in the pursuit of its goals and aspirations.

Also the chairman of the board for the welfare of persons living with disabilities in the state, Kehinde Bode-Ojo described the governor’s gesture as one they will never forget.

Sefina Adekola who spoke on behalf of the newly employed workers thanked the governor and pledged readiness to carry out their work dutifully.

In his remarks, the head of service, Dare Aragbaye enjoined the newly employed to be committed to their work in the interest of the government and the people.

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