Posts Tagged ‘Persons With Disabilities’

Imo Govt Moves To Improve The Lives Of Persons Living With Disabilities

Today, His Excellency Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha received and reached out to persons living with disabilities through the office of the SSA on information and advocacy at Ihube in Okigwe LGA. The evenr which was themed “Touching the untouched”, was a reflection of the rebuild Imo project of His Excellencies promises of inclusive and accessible […]

Nigeria’s Visually Impaired Struggle Against Poverty, Bias [VIDEO]

A year ago, Nigerian Ruler, Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities Act to help the country’s disabled. However, Nigeria’s blind and visually impaired say they are still struggling against poverty and bias, with many forced to beg for a living. Watch Video

Group launches global petition on disability rights

An international group, Sight Savers Nigeria, has organised an online petition aimed at canvassing massive support for the implementation of the Nigerian Disability Act, signed in January. The group, with its headquarters In the United Kingdom, says its petition is part of a core goal to ensure the recognition of the rights of disabled people. […]

Buhari Has Disappointed Us – Persons With Disabilities

The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities have expressed disappointment over their exclusion from the political appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari. The President of JONAPWD, Ekaette Umoh, who made the observation in Abuja as part of activities marking the Worlds Disabilities Day, said shutting them out of governance amounted to breaching the […]