From Okwe Obi, Abuja

An advocacy group, Accountability Lab Nigeria, with support from the MacArthur Foundation, yesterday, mounted pressure on the Federal Government to allot at least, 10 per cent employment slot to persons with special needs, in a bid to give them a sense of inclusiveness.

The group also advised the Government to institutionalise a policy in which all public buildings must make provisions for persons with special needs.

AL Nigeria’s Country Director, Odeh Friday Odeh, who made the appeal during an Open Government Partnership-Inclusion and Diversity Ecosystem Building Meeting in Abuja, said he would visit the National Assembly and relevant agencies to commence the process.

Odeh stressed that people with special needs possess relevant requirements to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.

Originally published in The Sun