by Henry Tyohemba
The Sightsavers’ Equal World Campaign, in partnership with the African Union and the African Disability Forum, has urged governments and leaders to adopt the protocol and ensure the rights of people with disabilities are upheld.
Sightsavers Nigeria country director, Dr. Sunday Isiyaku, stressed the need to ensure that those who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic are also prioritised and protected.
“We are so close to making this critical step forward in protecting the rights and dignity of people with disabilities in Nigeria,” Isiyaku said.
Also, the executive secretary, National Commission for Persons with Disability, Mr. James David Lalu, said the continent is counting on Nigeria to step up and take the lead in creating a safer, more accessible Africa.
“This treaty is a vital instrument in tackling discrimination and inequality and improving the lives of millions of people with disabilities. Nigeria must take the leadership at these critical times,”
We persons with Disabilities are neglected in Nigeria as whole but I believe that by God’s grace when Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) will be sworn in at the 16th authentic Governor of Lagos State all persons with Disabilities in Lagos State we receive a breath of fresh air.
He’s is the first Gubernatorial candidate that see it as a needful for persons with Disabilities to have a ministry called Ministry of Disabilities Affairs.
We all know what that we mean if we have our own ministry.