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04 December 2020

Disability Day: Experts knock Labour, Private Sector on disability inclusion

A coalition of disability right advocates have expressed concerns over the poor and non-inclusion of persons with disabilities in matters regarding employment and business opportunities in Nigeria.

The coalition which was convened by the Albino foundation, expressed their concerns in Abuja, during a one-day stakeholders session with employers of labour on inclusive employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Addressing journalists on the sidelines of the event, founder of the Albino Foundation, Jake Epele, said despite disabilities, PWDs posseses the skill sets to complement the growth of any given organization and the nation at large.

He noted that the advocacy for disability inclusion is a work in progress, revealing that the coalition is currently engaging the national population commission to ensure total inclusion of PWDs during the next national population census.

Epele who is a renowned front line advocate of disability rights inclusion in Nigeria and across the African continent, berated the executive officials of the private sector over their failure in attendance.

Other speakers in consensus also expressed displeasure over the failure of members of the private sector and skilled workforce to honor their invitation despite informing them in record time.

The coalition however maintained that despite the attitude, they won’t relent in the struggle for inclusive opportunities for persons with disabilities.

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