Disability-Inclusion advocates have called for the promotion of disability-inclusion in governance process in Nigeria, with the aim of ensuring good governance at all levels.
The experts who spoke at a one-day dialogue session on Disability Inclusion in Nigeria, organized by the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room and the Albino Foundation, explained that the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all programmes of government is a vital tool to promoting good governance.
Speaking at the programme, Esther Uzoma, Convener, Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room explained that the situation room is committed to opening the space, ensuring that everyone is involved and accommodated.
Clement Nwankwo, Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, PLAC also called for the full implementation of the Disability law, stressing that it is crucial to promoting disability inclusion in the country.
Prof. Douglas Anele of the University of Lagos also explained that it is important that the civil space is opened for people, regardless of their disabilities.
He added that, “a certain percentage of appointment must be reserved for PWDs, it gives them a sense of belonging.”
Speaking on the role of CSOs in promoting disability-inclusion, Dr. Adebukola Adebayo, Chairman, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Lagos State Chapter urged CSOs to adopt the twin track approach in their advocacies.