DVLA will provide licences to people with disabilities – Gender minister.
People with disabilities: Lariba Zureiwa Abudu, the minister for gender, children, and social protection, has revealed that an innovative plan is being implemented to make it possible for persons with disabilities to be eligible for driver’s licences.
The minister claims that in order to teach handicapped individuals to drive, her organisation has partnered with the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA).
The ministry is working with the DVLA to test, train, and educate people with disabilities how to drive.
This is a novel partnership for the ministry and the DVLA. She stated this in a news conference on Sunday, June 4.
They would be trained, and they can also apply for DVLA licence, and they can bring in their cars and drive, she added.
She also highlighted some of the activities being undertaken by the Ministry for Gender, Children, and Social Protection to encourage the employment of people with disabilities.
According to Ms. Abudu, the Ministry has sent Cabinet a document outlining the difficulties in finding work for persons with impairments.
She continued by saying that the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations had received a list from her organisation of handicapped persons with marketable skills.
The Ministry has also prepared a list of 12, 667 children with disabilities, 103 graduates from postsecondary institutions who have disabilities, and 30 graduates with employable skills.
In order to find the best way to hire the persons on the list, the minister told her team that she was in consultation with the ministers of employment and labour relations, as well as the minister of education.