June 21, 2009

HOS makes case for physically challenged

By Emmanuel Ovuakporie

ABUJA—The Head of  Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Steve Oronsaye weekend urged the private sector to employ disabled persons with relevant qualifications in various fields.

The HOS made this disclosure during an interactive session with disabled federal civil servants in commemoration of the Public Service Day.

According to him, “all humans are equal before God and the management of the Federal Service is not unmindful of the fact that many Civil Servants with physical challenges are as hardworking as their other physically unchallenged colleagues.

“As you may be aware, a Disability desk for the Nigerian Public Service was created in the office of the HOCSF in line with the Continental Plan of Action for African Decade of Persons with disabilities, it provided for the establishment of Disability Desk in the office of the President or Prime Minister and at all levels of government to improve the working conditions of the target group Service-wide.”