Sunday, October 16, 2011

Governor Fashola gives automatic employment to three blind lawyers

Governor Fashola
 Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola yesterday gave automatic  employment to three blind lawyers.

The three visually impaired lawyers include Victor Anomo, Babatunde Safiu and Salami Abolarinwa. The governor announced the offer in Ikeja at an event organised to commemorate the 1,600 days of his administration in office.

One of the beneficiaries, Anomo, had solicited for employment at the occasion when he advocated the empowerment of the physically challenged. Immediately, the governor directed the State Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeola Ipaye, to instantly collect their details for employment.

Fashola said the government considered the engagement of the visually impaired lawyers in view of the great efforts they had made in developing themselves inspite their challenges. He also  said the employment of the lawyers was aimed at encouraging people with disabilities to strive to achieve their goals in life.

``We want to be doing more of things like this. We want to encourage more of people with physical challenges who have acquired some skills, just like these lawyers, and make them part of the civil service,'' he said.

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