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SSA to President on Disability Affairs Nominate Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki for “Pillar of Disability In Nigeria” Award.

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetDr. Samuel Ankeli, the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the President on Disabilities has shortlisted erstwhile Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki as a recipient of the ‘Pillar of Disability in Nigeria’ award in commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In a statement released on Tuesday, Saraki said he was pleasantly surprised

DISABILITY BILL: CCD LAUDS EKITI STATE GOVT FOR PASSAGE

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has commended the Ekiti Government for the passage of the state’s disability law. Executive Director of the centre, Mr David Anyaele, gave the commendation in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mr Kola Ogunbiyi, the Senior Programme Officer. “We received

Gov. Okezie’s aide advocates passage of disability act in Abia

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetMr Samuel Ekeoma, a Senior Special Adviser on Disability to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, has urged the State House of Assembly to pass the disability bill for Persons Living with Disability (PWDs). Ekeoma told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone on Saturday that the passage of the bill would give

CCD Commends Ikpeazu For Appointing 2 PWDs

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has commended the Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu for appointing two Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) into his administration as senior special assistants.This was contained in a press statement by the executive director of the centre, David Anyaele, who described the gesture as Ikpeazu’s commitment towards reducing

Coalition Push for Adoption of African Disability Protocols

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetA coalition of non-governmental organisations has formed a think-tank group that will push the federal government to see the need to adopt the continental disability law.This was in view of the fact that about six countries have already ratified the Africa Disability Protocols (ADPs) across the continent. Speaking at a virtual second round-table

SOKOTO STATE SET TO ENACT A LAW FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMISSION FOR PWDs

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetSokoto State House of Assembly is to enact a law for the establishment of a commission to carter for the rights of persons with disabilities in the state. Its House Committee Chairman on Social Welfare, Culture and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Kabiru Dauda disclosed this during its public hearing held at the Assembly complex.

Nigeria, Others Urged to Ratify Africa Disability Protocol

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetSome civil society leaders and government officials have advised Nigeria and some other countries in Africa to work towards adopting and ratifying the Africa Disability Protocol (ADP). They made the call during a recent two-day virtual conference that brought together key stakeholders in Africa. The ADP is a development that is expected to

Disability Bill: Persons with Disabilities seek media partnership in Edo

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetPersons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Edo, on Monday solicited partnership with the media to fast track passage of the Disability Right Bill in the state. They made the call on Monday at a capacity building for journalists on the Edo Disability Bill via a visual meeting platform. The capacity building was organised by

Disability Rights: Accolades For PMB And Call For More Action

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetCaption is Muhammadu Buhari wearing a hat talking on a cell phone. Love him or hate him, PresidentMuhammadu Buhari has done more for persons living with disabilities than any President in Nigeria’s history. The President is therefore Nigeria’s onlyinclusive President. His recordsspeak for him. He was the first President to recognize that persons

COVID-19 : Persons With Disabilities demand data of members tested positive

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The Persons With Disabilities(PWD’s) in the country have demanded for data of their that were tested positive for COVID-19, alleging that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the federal minisry of health have denied them of such data since the outbreak of the deadly disease.

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