People with disabilities call for shifts in efforts and funding to overcome challenges

People with disabilities call for shifts in efforts and funding to overcome challenges


Rilwan Abdullahi, president of the National Association of People with Disabilities, called for a fundamental shift in efforts, solidarity, funding and behavior to support people with disabilities (PWD).

Abdullahi made this appeal in an interview with reporters in Kaduna on Wednesday.

He added that it is also important to include the views, needs and priorities of people with disabilities when developing programs that impact them.

“Persons with disabilities are neither heroes nor victims. We are agents of our own destiny demanding equal footing in the Nigerian project.

“This is a call to action to step up efforts to save people with disabilities and achieve the SDGs,” he said.

He says the story of people with disabilities is one of struggle, perseverance, resilience, grit and never giving up in the face of adversity.

He said celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3 would not immediately end discrimination against persons with disabilities in Nigeria.

The President also noted that the position of persons with disabilities had improved in recent years with the passage of the National Disability Act and certain Territorial Disability Acts across the country.

He said Nigerians should use the International Day of Persons with Disabilities as an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved and what remains to improve the lives of persons with disabilities in the country. Stated.

Source: dailypost.ng

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