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Nigeria joins world to commemorate the disabled

02 December 2014, 16:35

Lagos - The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina, called for the harnessing of the power of technology to enable disabled members of the community participate in national development.

She said this would be the main focus as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Wednesday.

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The theme of the event is, “Sustainable Development - the Promise of Technology.”

The Minister said the event is aimed at highlighting available technologies to support the activities and economic production of persons with disabilities to ensure their optimal contribution to national growth and development.

“The United Nations General Assembly Resolution of 1992 instituted the third day of December in every year as the day for Persons with Disabilities. The Resolution called on member - nations and organizations to observe the day every year and intensify their efforts towards improving the situation of Persons With Disabilities,” she added.

Maina said some persons with disabilities were resourceful and were venturing into various economic empowerment programmes.

“They can do a lot more if supported and encouraged, especially with the use of simple and accessible machines,” she said.




- CAJ News


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