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CCD seeks participation of disabled persons in SDG

By Adaku Onyenucheya   |   18 February 2017   |   3:37 am
David-Anyaele

David Anyaele

The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has called for effective participation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Lagos State.

They made this call at a one-day workshop for line MDAs on Sustainable Development Goals and Disability Rights recently in Lagos. The group’s Executive Director, David Anyaele, noted that the MDGs failed because of the exclusion of vulnerable people.

In his presentation, “The Relationship between the SDGs and the Lagos State Special People’s Law”, Anyaele said that there was need for state and non-state actors to be sensitized on the relationship between the disability right, especially Lagos state special people’s law and the SDGs, so as to know their obligations to people with disabilities.

Mrs. Bose Ironsi, Executive Director of Women’s Rights and Health Project, Lagos frowned at the performance of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) by the government, which failed due to exclusion of PWDs, bemoaning the government’s inability to utilize its resources appropriately where the masses will benefit from it.


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