Buhari signs Mental Health Bill into Law

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 […]

Foundation Calls for Review of Policies on Disability Inclusion

As the world marked the International Day for Persons Living with Disabilities, the call for governments at all levels in Nigeria to revive policies designed to support disability inclusiveness in the country has been resonated. This was even as the call for the criminalisation and sanctions for head of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) […]

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.”

Group Wants FG To Establish National Disability Commission

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 […]