Decades after mental health regulatory reforms have languished in the legislative chambers with failed attempts at overhaul in 2003 and 2013; President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed into law the Mental Health Bill harmonised by both Houses of Assembly in 2021. The signing which seems to be a parting gift to Nigerians from the president […]
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.
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…”
“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. The FCT Chairman of the group, Mr Obinna Ekujureonye, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. Ekujureonye said that aside […]
NIGERIA’s ineffective inclusive education policy, aggravated by widespread fraud and infrastructure dearth, is driving more of its blind population to beg for a living A quick fact-check: Presenting the 2019 budget proposal to the state House of Assembly in November 2018, governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, announced that his administration had spent a […]
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law a legislation that will henceforth criminalise common discriminations against persons with disabilities.