“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.”
Her own grandmother went as far as suggesting how she could kill her baby. “She told me to insert needles into Samwell’s veins – that they would kill him slowly and no-one would know what had happened,” she said.
The purpose of this paper is to provide a contextual and general overview of intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) in Nigeria. The paper uses a chronological approach, providing an assessment of the understanding and treatment of people with IDD from the pre-colonial era to the present.