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Presidential aide calls for disaggregation of database of PWDs

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Mohammed Abba Isa, the Senior Special Assistant to President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Special Needs and Equal Opportunities, has called for the disaggregation of the database of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria.

Speaking on Thursday, at the Stakeholders Workshop to Review and Validate the Draft Policy on Disability Inclusion, organized by the ID4D Project and NIMC at Rockview Royale Hotel, the presidential aide emphasized the importance of accurate data for effective planning and support of PWDs.

The presidential aide announced the launch of the proposed Nigeria Persons with Disability Database (NPWDD), a key initiative under the Beyond Disability Project spearheaded by his office. He stressed that the NPWDD aligns with the goals of the ID4D initiative by providing accurate and up-to-date information about PWDs, ensuring they receive the necessary support and services.

To achieve this, the presidential aide’s office has proposed a partnership with NIMC to integrate the NPWDD into its operations, facilitating better planning, policy-making, and program implementation tailored to PWDs’ needs. This integration will also enhance the monitoring and evaluation of these programs, ensuring continuous improvement.

The national coordinator of the Beyond Disability Project, Mr. Steve Rodstick, gave a brief electronic presentation of the NPWDD, which was well received by participants and stakeholders. The Beyond Disability Project, set to be launched by President Tinubu on July 22 at the Presidential Banquet Hall, aims to empower over 5,000 PWDs through talent and skill development, providing training, mentorship, and resources.

The presidential aide commended the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) Project and NIMC for their dedication to advancing the rights and opportunities of PWDs in Nigeria. He reiterated the Nigerian government’s commitment to disability inclusion under President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda and looks forward to continued collaboration with relevant partners to achieve this goal.

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