Persons With Disability Push For Enforcement Of Their Rights

12 March 2021 by IFEANYI OSITA

The Judiciary has been urged to create a desk in court administrative offices for Persons with Disability to ensure full enforcement of their rights.

The founder of a Non Governmental Organisation, The Albino Foundation and Convener Disability Inclusion Nigeria, Mr Jake Epelle gave the advice at a one day workshop in Abuja.

Mr Epelle said there was need for the judiciary and law enforcement agencies to understand basic information about Persons with Disability.

He expressed optimism that the creation of a desk and appointment of a disability desk officer by the Chief Judge of the FCT Justice Salisu Garba would help in resolving issues that concerns them.

He also stressed that the workshop would expose participants on knowledge needed to ensure inclusiveness of persons with disability.

Declaring the workshop open, the Acting Chief Judge of the FCT High Court Justice Salisu Garba stated that modalities were in place for appointment of a disability desk officer and advised other institutions to follow suit.

One of the participants Mr Ameh Abah expressed hope that the training would equip participants with the requirements in addressing cases of persons with Disability.

In their seperate goodwill messages, representatives of the Correctional service, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Federal Road Safety Commission pledged their commitment to the course of Persons with Disability.

The One Day workshop which was organised by the Albino Foundation in Collaboration with the FCT High Court was on access and inclusion of persons with Disability in the Judiciary and law enforcement agencies.

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