INEC commitment to providing strong support to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) ahead of forthcoming 2023 general elections
Written by News Room on April 26, 2022
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given its commitment to providing strong support to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Outreach and Partnership Committee (OPC), Professor Kunle Ajayi, gave the commitment at the opening of a training for INEC Disability Desk Officers on Monday in Lagos.
According to reports, the five-day training tagged; BRIDGE, is a Modular Training on Access and Participation of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the Electoral Process for INEC Disability Desk Officers.
It is organised for the desk officers in the commission from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT in partnership with the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES)
According to the Chairman, the training was part of the commission’s Strategic Plan of Action (SPA) designed to sharpen, and enrich the working knowledge of INEC’s new desk officers.
He said that the training was meant to refresh the memories of other officers with long experience at the disability desk of their responsibilities as frontline implementers of the commission’s PWDs policies.
Ameen J. Kantyok