Okorocha offers employment to all qualified physically challenged citizens

Channels Television  
Updated August 17, 2012

The governor of Imo state, Mr Rochas Okorocha has offered employment to all qualified physically challenged citizens in the state.

The newly employed will be joining the government’s pay roll in the state’s ministries, agencies and local government offices

During a meeting with physically challenged citizens at the Ikemba Ojukwu memorial centre in Owerri the governor noted that his administration is willing to partner with the physically challenged people in the state to move his rescue mission agenda for the state to a different level.

He also noted that the state government will immediately embark on the establishment of special skills acquisition centres for the uneducated ones so they can be trained in various productive skills.

This is the second time the governor met with the physically challenged persons in the state since his inauguration as the governor of Imo state.

Hundreds of physically challenged persons from across the 27 local government area of the state gathered at the Ikemba Ojukwu Memorial Centre for a special session with the governor.

The governor charged them to be more productive and imbibe a sense of belonging in their day to day affairs in the state noting that every disability in them is an advantage and a gift from god.

There was a resounding joy when the governor announced the immediate and automatic employment of all the qualified physically challenged citizens into all the ministries, agencies and local government offices across the state.

Meanwhile as they commended the governor for his kind gesture, some of them still thinks the governor should also establish a school for the blind because Imo state is the only state in the south east without a school for the blind.

The governor also appointed a special adviser who will handle matters relating to the physically challenged citizens.