Lafia - Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on
Wednesday ordered the immediate reinstatement of the physically
challenged persons recently disengaged from the state civil service.
Al-Makura gave the directive when he inspected the ongoing construction of a special school for the deaf in Lafia.
He said the reinstatement would encourage people living with disability and give them a sense of belonging.
He said the embargo on employment would soon be lifted to enable the
government to recruit qualified physically challenged and others into
The governor said he was satisfied with the level of work at the
site, adding that when completed, the school would have kindergarten,
primary and secondary sections.
He said the state government was working with a renowned U.S
university for the deaf to ensure that graduate from the school gained
admission to further their career.
"The essence of putting this school in place is to stop
the physically challenged persons from the state from moving to other
parts of the country in search of qualitative education.
"Our interface with the only world renowned University for the deaf
in U.S will attest to the quality of what we are putting in place
here," Al-Makura said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the school for the deaf
in Lafia is amongst the three special schools being constructed by the
The special school in Akwanga is to cater for the blind and cripple,
while that of Keffi will take care of children with autism.