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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.

COVID 19: DISABILITY GROUP CALLS FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

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Please shareTweetThe Center for Infrastructural and Technological Advancement for the Blind (CITAB), has taken a swipe at the federal government for not involving representatives from each disability group as part of the government’s committee since the beginning of the CoronaVirus Pandemic. The chairman of the group, Jolomi Fenemigho lamented on the unavailability of disabled stakeholders