CCD seeks role for disabled persons in project planning

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The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has urged the Federal Government to include People Living With Disabilities (PWDs) in the planning and implementation of infrastructural projects.

CCD also implored the government to ensure that these projects are designed in a way that citizens with different forms of disabilities benefit from them.

The group said such action would ensure that the needs of PWDs in national development are catered for, adding that only the passage of the disability bill would guarantee inclusion for them in government programmes.

CCD made the call during a press conference at the weekend in Lagos.

Mr. David Anyaele, the executive director of the centre addressed the conference with the theme “The state of persons with disabilities in Nigeria: Sustainable development goals and 2017 budget.”

According to Anyaele, CCD has in line with it’s mandate, continued to encourage and support the government at the federal and state levels through generation of evidence that supports their call for prohibition of all forms of discrimination, exclusion, isolation and other harmful practices against citizens with disabilities in Nigeria.

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