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Implement 5% national appointment quota for PLWD, Anenih tells FG



Implement 5% national appointment quota for PLWD, Anenih tells FG

Former Minister of Women Affairs, Dr Josephine Anenih, on Thursday called for the implementation of the five per cent quota reserved for Persons Living With Disability (PLWD) in national appointments.

Anenih, who made the call at the 22nd investiture ceremony of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) in Lagos, also called for the establishment of a National Commission for PLWD.

The theme of the lecture was “Managing Diversity in a Modern Democracy; A Case for Equity and Justice in Lagos.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Jan. 28 signed into law, the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act.

NAN recalls that the act enjoins all public organisations to reserve at least five per cent of employment opportunities for these persons.

The former minister also urged the government to implement 35 per cent women’s inclusion at all leadership categories to promote justice, equitable representation and fairness in the nation.

There cannot be true democracy without recognition of diversity and failure to manage diversity can lead to war.

Diversity should be promoted and must include all voices, no matter what across the nation,” she said.

Addressing the challenges faced with Rural Grazing Area (RUGA), Anenih urged citizens to recognise cattle rearing as a way of life for a certain group of Nigerians and advised a workable solution to accommodate it to foster a sense of national unity.

In her words: “We can talk and agree on how to live as one and must be committed to diversity by recognizing and legalising one another.”

She also advised the restructuring and reorganisation of the nation for greater achievement and urged the ruling party to be more tolerant of criticisms.

She challenged the institute to use its position to influence policies that promote national progress and unity.

Anenih also called for the establishment of a South East Commission charged with the responsibility of the reconstruction of the geographical zone ravaged by the civil war.

As an Ibo woman, I lived through loosing loved ones and properties to the Nigerian civil war due to mismanagement of diversity,” she said.

The outgoing president, Prof. Olukunle Iyanda, who spoke about his tenure, said his team through advocacy activities, addressed management issues to enable the nation leveraged its enormous human and material resources for greater output and progress.

The newly inducted president and Chairman of Council of NIM, Mrs Patience Anabor, said the task ahead of her administration would focus on thriving on continuity and consolidation to sustain all the good programmes of her predecessors.

We shall strive to put the institute’s professional certificate on the right pedestal, deploying every means under the ambit of the law to pursue the rating of the Institute by the National Council on Establishment.

NAN reports that Late Dr Christopher Abebe, Late Jerome Udoji and Dr Michael Omolayole were inducted into the management hall of fame of the Institute for their admirable ethical managerial contributions to the nation.

Also, 19 others were elected alongside Mrs Patience Anabor into various leadership positions.

Edited by: Abdullahi Mohammed/Wale Ojetimi


Rukayat Moisemhe: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

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