Centre urges FG to declare Jan 17 National Disability Day » Tribune Online


The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), has urged the Federal Government to declare January 17 as National Disability Day in Nigeria.

CCD Executive Director, Mr David Anyaele, made the appeal while speaking at an interactive forum with media executives in Abuja in commemoration of the first anniversary of the National Disability Act.

Anyaele appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to fast-track the establishment of the National Commission on Disability as prescribed by the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act 2019.

He said establishing the commission was imperative towards speedy implementation and enforcement of provisions of the law.

“The need for the…

Source: Nigerian Tribune