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DISABILITY BILL: CCD LAUDS EKITI STATE GOVT FOR PASSAGE

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Please shareTweetThe 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 with

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

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Please shareTweetMr 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 a

CCD Commends Ikpeazu For Appointing 2 PWDs

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Please shareTweetThe 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 barriers

COVID-19 and application of disability laws in Nigeria

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The enactment of Discrimination against Person Disabilities (Prohibition) Act (the Disability Act) marked a paradigm shift in the legally acceptable manner of conducting affairs in Nigeria. It symbolizes a departure from the era wherein the treatment of persons with disability bore no legal consequence in the scheme of things. There is now a new legal regime, and this new reality need be given expression in all affairs, particularly in the current covid-19 response.

31M PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES LACK INCLUSION, WELFARE DESPITE 2018 ACT — OBIORA

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Please shareTweet1ShareIn this interview, the publisher of first Disability Advocacy Magazine in Nigeria, and member of Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities, JONAPWD, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, member National Association of Persons With Physical Disabilities, NAPWPD, and a member of Coalition of Disability Organizations (CODO), Agbo Christian Obiora, lamented poor attention given to 31