FRSC accused of discrimination against PWDs

FRSC accused of discrimination against PWDs

The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has condemned the alleged discrimination against citizens with disabilities by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) 2021 Recruitment advert of July 13, 2021.

The group’s executive director, David Anyaele, said that FRSC explicitly prohibited persons with different forms of disability from applying to serve.

In a statement released on Friday, Mr Anyaele said, “FRSC recruitment requirements state that applicants with any of the following (14 types of) disabilities need not apply.

“It is thereby discriminating against eligible citizens with disabilities from applying for the recruitment.

“This prohibition of persons with disabilities from applying for FRSC job is a clear violation of the sections 28 (1) and (29) of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018.”

The centre described the alleged violation of the rights of persons with disabilities by the corps as a total disregard to President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive in his June 12, 2020, on persons with disabilities.

It quoted the president to have directed all relevant government agencies to pay special attention to the peculiarities of persons with disabilities.

This, according to the group, included the formulation and implementation of their policies, programmes and their employment.

The group demanded that the FRSC pulls down the advert with an apology to more than 31 million people with disabilities in Nigeria.

It further demanded the replacement of the advert with a note stating that FRSC is an organisation that promotes equal opportunity, as such women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Source: Peoples Gazette

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