The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) will hold the third anniversary of the Passage of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018. The Act was assented to by President Mohammadu Buhari on January 17, 2019.
The theme of the Anniversary, supported by the Ford Foundation, is “2023 General Elections and the Future of Nigerians with Disabilities” will hold from January 18 -20, 2022, at the National Human Rights Commission Conference Hall, Maitama Abuja, by 10 am daily.
The event is a week-long activity aimed to create awareness on the successes achieved since the passage of the Act and to stock on efforts of stakeholders towards ensuring the full implementation of the Disability Rights Act, as well as to evaluate the extent of the performance of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities in the discharge of its responsibilities for the education, healthcare and the protection of PWDs Social, Economic, Civil Rights and other related matters.
The guest speaker at this event is Prof. Ayandiji Aina, Provost, College of Post Graduate School, Babcock University. Other special guests at the event include Prof. Yakub Mohamed, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Mr James Lalu, Executive Secretary, National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD).
Participants expected at the event include members of the Opinion Leaders within the disability community, line Ministries, Departments and Agencies, International Development Partners, organised private sector, civil society organisations, and the media, amongst others.
CCD is the premier organisation of and for persons with disabilities that promotes disability rights, independent living, inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in the development plan. CCD coordinated CSOs successful Campaign, which led to the passage of the National Disability Rights Act.