Group advocates for National Disability Commission


The Cedar Seed, a Non-Governmental Organisation for the rights of Persons With Disabilities, has advocated for the creation of a National Disabilities Commission.
The President of the NGO, Lois Auta, told News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja that the commission, if created, should be chaired by a person with disability.
Auta said the commission should be adequately equipped to cater for the needs of persons with disabilities in Nigeria.
PWDs, she said, need provision of quality health and education facilities, adding that they also have the rights to such facilities just like any other Nigerian.
She said: “Persons with Disabilities need special transport system like in other climes.
“They also need access to quality education.
“And all these and others would be the responsibilities of the commission.”
Auta, who reiterated the call for societal equity, condemned the discrimination against persons with disabilities.
She said PWDs were normal human beings with potentials and talents available to be harnessed.
According to her, government should set up the commission so that neglects against persons with disabilities would be resolved.