Nigeria joins world to mark International Day of Disabled Persons every 3rd December

Written by on December 6, 2021

As Nigeria joins the world to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons every 3rd December, the call to all stakeholders is for a friendlier and receptive environment for these special people to thrive.

The theme for this year’s event is Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world, has over fifteen percent of the world’s population are persons leaving with disabilities

In a chat with Invicta FM, an advocate for persons with disabilities Risikat Toyin Mohammed addressed the issues of the over twenty-seven million persons with disabilities in Nigeria.

Mohammed raised the issues persons with disabilities are facing amidst Post-Covid 19.

She condemned the stigmatization against persons with disabilities and went on to commend the Kaduna State Government for signing the disability bill into law.

The observance of the Day first proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution aims to promote the rights and understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, it also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Evangeline Genesis

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