The Executive Secretary National Commission for Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria, Mr James Lalu participated in zonal consultation on the review of the national social protection policy and the acceleration of the SDGs implementation in Nigeria.
The ES who doubles as a special guest and resource person at the event, makes a presentation on the topic “SOCIAL PROTECTION AND DISABILITY: THE NEED FOR STATE DISABILITY LAWS.
The presentation detailed the relationship between social protection and disability with emphasis on the intersectionality between poverty, disability and vulnerability. The presentation also went further to highlight the benefit of mainstreaming persons with Disabilities in achieving SDGs and other relevant programs on social inclusion.
While discussing the mandate of the Commission in relation to the implementation of social protection program in Nigeria, the ES calls for partnership among MDAs across states and National.
He ended by calling all states to domesticate the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018 for sustainability and optimum benefit from federal interventions.
The program had in attendance commissioners from all states of the northeast and northwest, members of the technical working group, civil society organization, permanent secretaries and directors of MDAs, Media Etc.