Governor Wike To Create Employment For Physically Challenged Persons

Governor Wike To Create Employment For Physically Challenged Persons

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt  

 Rivers  State  Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the  state government  will  create employment  opportunities  for physically challenged  persons who are educated and  ready to work.

Speaking  when he granted  audience  to the leadership of  the South-South Physically Challenged Indigenes  (SSPCI) at the Government House, Port Harcourt  on Wednesday,  Governor Wike  said  he believes  that  the  physically  challenged  have the capacity  to  contribute  to  the  growth of the state.

The governor  announced  the  automatic  employment  of the executive members of the SSPCI which have first and second degrees  into the Rivers State Civil Service. 

He announced  the  appointment of Mr Itekena Altraide as his Senior Special Assistant to  liaise  between the State Government and the physically  challenged. 

He said his administration  remains committed  to  tackling  the  challenges  facing the physically  challenged  in the state.

According  to  him : “I am happy  that most of you are not going to beg on the streets. You are industrious and committed  to  the  development  of  the  state.

“This government  will never abandon the physically  challenged.  We are arranged  social welfare programmes to always improve  their living condition  and ensure they contribute  their quota to the development  of  the  state “.

The  state governor  directed the release of two Toyota Camry  cars to the association,  while the association’s office will be  rehabilitated.

In his remarks,  the Executive Chairman of SSPCI,  Mr Itekena Altraide commended  Governor Wike  for employing  the  physically  challenged  into the  state civil service.

He said the meeting with the governor  is the first time  a state governor  will interact with  the association for over a decade. He said the investments of the Wike administration  in the welfare of the less privileged  will be rewarded  by faster development  in the state. 

The association  presented  a certificate  of  recognition to Governor Wike for his excellent  performance  in the last one year.