Stakeholders have been urged to make concerted effort towards problems assailing people living with disabilities in Nigeria in commemoration of International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).
This call was made by Comrade Issa Aremu, Director General of Micheal Imodu National Institute of Labour Studies in a statement issued in Ilorin, Kwara State, North Central Nigeria.
Aremu said this year’s celebration of IDPwD provides Nigeria with the opportunity to celebrate the disability community, and strive towards creating a better society for them.
Aremu while lamenting the challenges facing the people living with disabilities in Nigeria, noted that the institute is using the day to remind Nigerians on the importance of factoring their needs into both the national development plans and sustainable development goals.
The Director General, however, revealed that the institute under his leadership have been including people living with disabilities in its activities in the past two and a half years.
He stressed that, “This year’s IDPwD and theme perfectly amplifies the needs and aspirations of people living with disabilities in Nigeria and the urgency for stakeholders to collaboratively work harder to make Nigeria more hospitable, conducive and equitable for the about 27Million Nigerians living with disabilities”.