A member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Bamidele Salam, has empowered persons living with disabilities with automatic employment.
The four beneficiaries are to work in his constituency office in Ede, Osun State.
Speaking at a luncheon, the federal lawmaker, who represents Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency, said persons living with disabilities are an important segment of the society who should be well catered for by government and private citizens.
He promised to initiate programmes to create job opportunities and encourage skills acquisition for the less privileged in his constituency.
Mr Salam said the offer of employment, as well as the luncheon for the less privileged, was a way of appreciating God for granting him the grace to serve the people as member in the House of Representatives.
Responding, the Coordinator for the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, JONAPWD, Osun State, Mr Kehinde Onitiju commended the lawmaker for honouring them with a luncheon.
He recalled that Salam was the first Local Government Chairman to offer employment to his members in 2008 and prayed to God to make his tenure in the National Assembly a huge success.
The programme, which was held as part of activities to mark the inauguration of Mr Salam as a federal lawmaker also featured presentation of gifts to persons with disabilities from the four local governments in the constituency.
Mr Kehinde Onitiju, Chairman, Joint National Association of Persons with disabilities, JONAPWD, Osun State.
From Adeyinka Aremu, Osogbo