FG to establish National Commission for Persons with


The federal government says it is set to establish a National Commission for Persons Living with Disabilities to enhance inclusiveness and enable them contribute their quota to national development.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, stated this in a keynote address at an event to celebrate International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), on Tuesday in Abuja.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Promoting the participation of persons with disability and their leadership: Taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda.”

December 3 of every year was declared International Day of PWDs by the UN General Assembly following Resolution 43/3 of 14th October, 1992.

Ms Farouq said disability had been identified as both a right and development, pushing it to…



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