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#InternationalDisabilityDay: CENTRE TASKS FG FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF REHABILITATION CENTRES IN ALL STATES OF THE FEDERATION

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Please shareTweetThe Centre for Infrastructural and Technological Advancement for the Blind (CITAB), has taken a swipe at the federal government over the unavailability of training/rehabilitation centers for disabled persons in most states in Nigeria. This was contained in a press statement issued on Thursday and signed by the Executive Chairman of CITAB, Mr. Jolomi Fenemigho

Disability Day: FG to launch sports club, CSO for PWDs

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Please shareTweetAhead of the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWDs) on Thursday, December 3, with the theme “Building Back better: Toward a Disability- Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post COVID-19 World”, the Federal government has put plans in place to launch a therapeutic sports club and civil society organisation (CSO) for people with disabilities

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

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Please shareTweetDr. 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 when

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

Persons with disability in Niger State lament shortchange in SPW Scheme

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Please shareTweetPersons Living with Disability PLWD, in Niger State, have decried the poor treatment of its members in the ongoing Special Public Workers, SPW Scheme of the Federal Government in the state. The chairman of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disability in Niger State, Isah Abdullahi who led a protest to the Secretariat

Coalition Push for Adoption of African Disability Protocols

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Please shareTweetA 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 meeting

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

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Please shareTweetSokoto 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. The

people living with disability, take advantage of Commission- Al-Makura

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Please shareTweetSenator repressing Nasarawa South senatorial district Umaru Almakura Saturday, called on the people living with Disability to take full advantage of the newly established commission for disabled persons to showcase their talents by proving to the entire world that disability is not inability. Almakura made the called while interfacing with people living with disability

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