Tinubu Urged To Reserve 5% For People With Disability

A presidential aspirant under the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2023 presidential elections, Dr Chike Okogwu, has called on the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to appoint five percent of People with Disabilities (PWDs) in his cabinet, Politics Nigeria reports

Dr Okogwu in his letter, said 30 million PWDs are expecting Tinubu to appoint five percent of them in his cabinet.

In the letter, Okogwu who urged Tinubu to consider the request of the PWDs, said it was essential to ensure inclusivity for all as well as the unique contributions that PWDs can make in the country.

The letter read in part:

“Once again on behalf of the 30 million persons with disabilities in Nigeria, I write you this 3rd letter.

“The first was on 21st January 2022 and published in the ThisDay Newpapers editorial and other notable publications. We welcome you back from your one month rest abroad.

“It is about one month away from your historic inauguration as Nigeria’s next president and as you are aware, Nigeria has a sizable population of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) who require special attention and consideration from the government in order to achieve their full potential.”

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