2019: INEC to introduce sign languages for disabled persons


Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) says it will introduce sign languages and communication techniques to aid the full participation of People-Living-with-Disabilities (PLWDs) in the 2019 general elections.

Dr Adekunle Ogunmola, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Partnership and Outreach Committee of the commission, stated this in Lokoja on Friday at a workshop on capacity-building.

The workshop is on “Communication Skills for Desk Officers in Charge of People Living with Disabilities.’’

Ogunmola said that introduction of sign language was part of moves to ensure inclusiveness in electoral processes.

He identified lack of detailed and comprehensive data of PLWDs based on the disabilities and inaccessibility of some public places designated as polling units as some of the challenges.

Another, he said, was inadequate…

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