The Executive Secretary, National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Mr. James David Lalu has reaffirmed his resolve to achieving the inclusion of persons with Disabilities in every facet of the Nigerian Society.
In a press release signed by Mbanefo JohnMicheal I, the Media and Publicity Unit, NCPWD, Lalu made this known today, 2nd August , 2022 in his office while playing host to the Chief Executive Officer, Sightsavers International, Ms Caroline Harpers in an interactive meeting of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities and Sightsavers Nigeria with the OPDs’ partners.
Speaking at the meeting, the ES opined that Disability inclusion is the relationship between the way people function and how they operate in the society, making sure everybody has equal rights and privileges; equal opportunities so to say.
The ES further disclosed that the Commission will always provide the necessary standard that will support, protect and fight for the PWDs in Nigeria.
He commended Sight Savers for their immense contributions in Nigeria so far and for providing the necessary windows for the advancements of PWDs, especially the blind.
Earlier in her speech, the CEO Sightsavers, Caroline Harper, said that the vision of Sightspavers is to create a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities can participate equally in the society.
She added that the struggle to have disability inclusion in Nigeria should be a joint participation by all stakeholders.
Earlier in the day, the ES also played host to the Nigerian Association of the Blind, FCT chapter who visited his office to show appreciation over the roles the Commission played during the demise of their member as well as when one of them was kidnapped in Abuja.
The Executive Secretary, pledged his support to their welfare and the good of all clusters of PWDs in Nigeria.