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People With Disabilities Yet To Be Recognised By Law — Ojeifo

“Together with Human Rights Watch, She Writes Woman investigated cases of people with psychosocial disabilities being subjected to inhuman conditions—including shackling and forced treatment—in my country, Nigeria,” she said. “The horrific abuse of human chaining is not limited to Nigeria only. This practice has been documented in at least 60 countries across the world.”

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PWDs Tell CSOs, Others To End Street Begging

“We note with dismay that all the numerous structures springing up in Kaduna left and right, mostly are not accessible by PWDs.” “In our hospitals, there are no sign language interpreters to assist our hearing impaired members,

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Why The Blind Beg in Nigeria

“Even as I speak, the file is yet to come back to the ministry. But I am optimistic something positive will happen next session, and you may be one of the lucky candidates to be selected, especially now that we have an Executive Assistant on Disability in the Governor’s Office.”

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Centre Okays FG’s Move to Create Disability Ministry

The reason being that physically challenged people are far from being catered for because of their circumstances and we want government to cater for any bill incurred by any physically challenged people so that they would be able to live longer than expected”, Oshilaja said.

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Nigeria: People With Mental Health Conditions Chained, Abused

“President Buhari denounced chaining as torture,” Ćerimović said. “But it’s not enough to raid these centers and shut them down. People rescued from these desperate conditions and other Nigerians experiencing psychological distress should have access to proper psychosocial support and mental health services.”

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Despite New Law, Nigerians Living with Disabilities Lament Discrimination

“A child with any other kind of physical disability, maybe a visual disability, may be conscious. But when a child has cognitive disabilities, they are not conscious of anything. They are always dependent and may remain that way for the rest of their lives. So what happens when the person’s caregiver is gone. That is the greatest fear,”

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Next Level for Disability Law in Nigeria

One then begins to wonder why the passing and signing the laws since such laws would not be implemented. Then, what is the essence of the legislative arm of government that gulps huge resources from the nation to service the legislators.

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