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,
Why The Blind Beg in Nigeria
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 […]
Ensuring Inclusive Education for Blind Students
“We have to start looking for an elementary school where his condition will be accepted and found one school for blind and physically challenged children in FCT,’’ Ibrahim said.
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.
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.”
Bayelsa, Kogi guber: Persons with disabilities want better deals
According to the communiqué, it is important that Section 56(2) of the Electoral Act be amended by the National Assembly to make it mandatory for INEC to provide PWDs voting materials to ensure relevant PWD voting materials are institutionalized.
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,”
Nigeria’s Disabled Athletes Face Surprising Challenges
“I think what you do for this country in spite of the circumstances is very commendable. We invest so much in the able-bodied sports men and women. I think we should invest equally in the paralympics,” Akin-Dare said.