Nigeria to support for persons with disabilities

LAGOS: Nigeria on Wednesday said it was committed to providing welfare support and dividends of democracy to persons with disabilities.

Samuel Ankeli, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters, disclosed this in Abuja, the country’s capital city.

He said government was promoting disability inclusive policies to ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

According to him, this present administration wants to correct the mistake of the past where ersons with disabilities were not employed and empowered.

He told reporters that employment is just one out of many critical areas that concerns the government and people with disabilities, among others like health, education, employment, empowerment, housing and transport.

He said the government has a development policy strategy, noting that his office was to supervise the structure on ground and supervise its effective implementation.

Source: Xinhua

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