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  1. Disability is a physical or mental condition that restricts a person in his or her ability to move or use his or her senses

  2. Five most common disability in Nigeria are Physical impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment, intellectual impairment

  3. Negative perception of people living with disabilities in Nigeria (arising from misinformed cultural beliefs) have led to the poor identification, evaluation, screening and placement of persons with disabilities in societies

  4. Due to the general lack of inclusion of people with disabilities when designing public amenities, they have limited access to transportation, health services, education and public spaces like parks and recreation centers.

  5. At least 25 million people out of Nigeria’s population have a disability, and many face discrimination, violence, and unemployment.

  6. Disability is more common among women, older people, children and adults who are poor persons, they are more likely to experience extreme poverty in Nigeria than those without a disability.

  7. Disabled people are more likely to report being treated badly and denied healthcare

  8. 98% of Disabled persons in Nigeria have limited access to public buildings such as banks, marketplaces, bus stops, railway stations, airports, state offices, Libraries, Schools, public estates, transportation systems and ATM due to the lacks of lifts and ramps.

  9. Nigeria ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 30 March 2007

  10. Many Persons living with a disability face a number of human rights abuses in stigma, discrimination, violence, and lack of access to healthcare, housing, and education.

  11. On January 21st, 2019 Nigeria’s President signed into law the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018,

  12. The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and imposes sanctions including fines and prison sentences on those who contravene it. It also stipulates a five-year transitional period for modifying public buildings, structures, and automobiles to make buildings accessible and usable for people with disabilities.

  13. Under the Act, the rights and privileges of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) include education, healthcare, priority in accommodation and emergencies; while all public organizations are to reserve at least 5% of employment opportunities for PWDs.

  14. The Commission For Persons with disability in Nigeria was set up on 26th August 2020

  15. Kpakpando Foundation is a Foremost Non-Governmental Organizations in Nigeria founded by Senator OsitaI zunaso on 25th of October 2005 and solely responsible for catering to Persons with Disability in aspects of advocacy, education, entrepreneurship, skills acquisition, healthcare.

  16. The Kpakpando Foundation for Persons with disability advocated for passing the disability bill into Law, this is now the Discrimination against Person with Disability (Prohibition) Act, 2018.

  17. The Kpakpando Foundation for Persons with disability, through its Founder, Sen. made history by playing a major role in advocating for the setup of the Commission for Persons with disabilities which then took place on the 26th of August 2020 with its management.

  18. Kpakpando Foundation for Persons with Disability has catered for over 24000 PWDs in Nigeria by empowering them skillfully, through the provision of equipment’s such as grinding machines, wheelchairs (manual and automatic), Power generators sets, crotches, houses and also in areas of education and health care.

  19. Kpakpando Foundation celebrates and caters for children living with disabilities in Nigeria by visiting the schools of handicapped children, providing their basic needs and celebrating the children’s day holiday with them.

  20. Kpakpando Foundation advocates for the adoption of People with disability in Nigeria into homes for extended care of their biological children to the pwds and also for public buildings to be made accessible to pwds by providing ramps and lifts in public places.

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