The Federal Government says it is using technology to conduct a survey of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the Federal Civil Service.
Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack, Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, says the Federal Government has distributed electronic gadgets to Field Data Collectors and Supervisors for the baseline survey of PWDs in the Federal Civil Service.
The distribution of the electronic gadgets came after a training workshop organized for the Field Data Collectors, government says.
The pilot survey of Persons With Disabilities in the Federal Civil Service will cut across all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and will capture sixteen (16) PWDs per MDA for a span of ten (10) days, according to government.
The Permanent Secretary, who was represented by the Director, Occupational Health and Safety Department in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Lawrence Welebe, during the presentation in Abuja, says the gadgets will enhance data collection by those already trained in the workshop organized by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation in partnership with the Albino Foundation.
The Disability Desk Officer, Miss. Omotunde Ellen Thompson, said that, the development complements the Federal Government Change Agenda, to improve the welfare of the Persons Living with Disabilities in the Federal Civil Service.