By: Alfred Saiki and Joy Gabriel,
Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), a Non-Governmental Organization is facilitating a one-day strategic session with key actors working on disability issues in Nigeria.
The Session is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, the 23rd of April, 2019, at DFD-PERL Office, No.10, Bobo Street, Off Gana Street, Maitama Abuja, by 9.00am and end at 3.00pm.
The objective of the session according to the letter of invitation signed by ECP Federal Team Leader for PERL/DFID, sent to key actors working on disability issues in the country is to identify and prioritize key areas for advocacy to support the implementation of the Disability Act.
“The session is also aimed at identifying other relevant partners and groups working on PLWD matters”. The letter added.
You would recall that the Disability Act was passed by the National Assembly (NASS) and thereafter signed into law by the President in 2018.
It is on record that, PERL has supported the Federal Ministry of Health in the development of an implementation framework and further supported the development of an effective framework around the implementation of disability commitments for inclusive education, elimination of stigma/discrimination as well as economic empowerment.
As one of the key players and organization that had pushed for the passage and assent of the Disability Law, Prince Valentine Adese (JP), the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of REALITY Newspapers, is also invited to participate in the session.