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Persons With Disabilities Protest At Lagos Assembly

Persons With Disabilities Protest At Lagos Assembly

According to PEOPLES GAZETTE, Human Development Initiative (HDI), in partnership with ActionAid Nigeria and persons with disabilities organised a peaceful walk to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

The Protest was organised in order to demand for a review of the policy on inclusive education, among other issues. Information Guide Nigeria

PEOPLES GAZETTE reports that the sensitisation walk began from Allen Avenue Junction, Ikeja, and ended at the assembly complex with the presentation of a list of demands to the Speaker of the Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa.

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According to HDI executive director, Olufunso Owasanoye noted that no child of school age should be left behind.

Ms Owasanoye said: “Government should amend existing schools structures to meet inclusive education standard and also to break down all known barriers in the way of persons with disabilities.

“There should be the provision of ramps, electronic interactive materials, braille materials for the visually-impaired and special teachers administering teaching in an all-inclusive environment.

“All tertiary institutions owned by the Lagos State government should have a Department of Inclusive Education. Many children with disabilities cannot go to school because of lack of knowledge of the location of inclusive facilities.” Jamb Result

PEOLPES GAZETTE reports that the chairman of the House Committee on Human Rights, Judiciary and Public Petitions, who represented Obasa, Victor Akande, promised that the Lagos parliament would look into laws affecting people with disabilities critically adding that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu would also take a close look at the laws.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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