- A disabled post graduate student James E. Daniel, has been given automatic employment by the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike
- Daniel's new job at the Rivers State University (RSU) which comes with N50 million was in recognition of his academic excellence
- Wike announced Daniel’s N50m reward and appointment on Saturday, December 4, during the 33rd convocation of the Rivers State University
Port Harcourt - James E. Daniel has been offered N50million and automatic teaching employment at Rivers State University (RSU) by Governor Nyesom Wike.
The Nation reports that Daniel, a student living with disability was honoured after bagging a doctorate degree in Philosophy.
According to him, Dr. Daniel's honour was in recognition of his academic excellence as well as being a source of inspiration to persons living with disabilities.
PAY ATTENTION: Subscribe to Digital Talk newsletter to receive must-know business stories and succeed BIG!
While directing managements of universities to sanitise their internal academic systems, the governor said they should stop every inappropriate policy that compromised the high quality academic standards.
Nigerian woman overcomes challenges, bags PhD from UI despite being blind
In a previous report by Legit.ng, a woman, Ifeoma Bibiana Okoli inspired many people with her story. Despite being visually impaired, the woman bagged her doctorate degree on Wednesday, November 17, from the University of Ibadan (UI).
Taking to Facebook, her sister, Nnena Okoli, shared photos of the graduand as she gave all the glory to God for Ifeoma’s achievements. In the photos she shared, she could be seen in her graduation gown.
Speaking further about her sister’s achievement, Nneka said that Ifeoma proved to people that disability is no excuse to stop one from reaching a personal goal.
World disability day: Right steps govt, others need to take for people living with disabilities
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has been urged to ensure that persons living with disabilities in the country are not left out with efforts being made to ensure good governance and inclusivity around the world
In a recent interview with Legit.ng, Amy Egwa, the director and producer of This Ability Documentary on SEDA Films, said there are so many gaps to be filled by the government and every Nigerian to ensure that persons living with disabilities are accounted for.
Commemorating the 2021 World Disabilities Day, Egwa who produces documentaries on people living with disabilities in Nigeria said this is a subject matter close to her heart.