Chairman, Joint Association of Physically Challenged Persons in Gombe state, Alhaji Ali Goro has called on the state government to involve members in policies concerning them.
Goro said involving members in policies and programmes involving them was necessary to avoid 'diversion of slots' meant for them.
The chairman was reacting to the 2013 budget proposal presented to the House of Assembly by Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo last week which made provision for the creation of jobs and skill acquisitions for the handicapped. The chairman said there were several attempts by the previous administration to employ the learned among them but the slots were diverted.
"Based on that reason, we want the state government to notify us before giving the slots because the previous slots were diverted.