We found that in the haste to comply with the lockdown restrictions, university management focused on bridging the educational distance between itself and the majority of students and in the process excluded the minority group of students with disabilities.
“We want to see how we can produce technical experts who will be consultants in their own rights to promote accessibility in the physical environment for persons with disability in Nigeria.”
Proper implementation of constitutional recognition best for Nigerians Living with Disabilities — Equal Rights Group
“A BILL FOR AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, 1999 (As Amended), (TO PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION AND PROTECTION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES)” passed its second reading at the National Assembly last week.
“But, the law is not effective, it is yet to be implemented after two years of passage. Accessibility to all public buildings must be provided for people with disabilities according to the law…”
Vaccines are now available globally to help protect people from COVID-19, yet many people with disabilities — who are at higher risk of adverse COVID-19 outcomes — have not been prioritised in Nigeria and across the ECOWAS region.
“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.”
The National Association of the Blind, FCT chapter, on Monday, urged the Federal Government to establish the National Disability Commission as prescribed by the law.
“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,