The Association of Technology Inclined Visually Impaired Persons of Nigeria, Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to review the disengagement of disabled persons from N-Power scheme and reabsorb them into the federal civil service.
The association, in a letter addressed to President Buhari by its President, Mr Tolulope Aluko, expressed shock at the sudden disengagement of its members from the scheme as recently pronounced by the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
According to the association, “The directive of disengagement of these few persons with disabilities in the N-Power scheme will definitely increase their hardship,” saying, “the monthly stipend being paid to these workers improved their standard of living, in fact some disabled persons have married and even capable of meeting some of their financial obligation to self and families.”
“Your Excellency, we are however worried as an individual and association on the recent pronouncement of the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development directing all N-Power Batches A and Batch, including persons with disabilities to disengage,” it said.
The association added that, “It is quite unfortunate Your Excellency that most of the persons with disabilities in Nigeria are learned folks with PhD, Master’s, Bachelor HND, NCE holders but the alarming rate of unemployment in the country has affected our members.” (Blueprint)