Who is a Person with Disability?
According to the Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018 [“the Act”], disability is dened as a long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairment that when combined with other barriers, prevents full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others
What are the Figures on Persons with Disability Saying?
According to the World Health Organization's [“WHO”] World Disability Report 2011, approximately 15% of Nigeria's population, or approximately 25 million people, are disabled. WHO also estimates that 1.3 billion people, or one in every six people worldwide, are disabled. And that disabled people are more likely to die 20 years earlier than those who are not disabled.
An Overview of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities - Hassan Sherif