3 According to her, the legal framework on disabilities in Nigeria are quite good and can do much for you but the implementation is the challenge.
4 “Part of the challenges in Nigeria is implementing the legal frameworks but attention should equally be paid on cultural barriers and the impact on persons with disabilities,’’ she said.
7 According to him, the British government has been our partner on ensuring the mainstreaming of issues concerning people with disabilities in their programmes.
8 “We feel that interacting with our peers over there will give us knowledge and help us to know some of the success stories they have achieved and areas we should strengthen our focus.
9 “So, that is why we feel that their support for us to do a study tour on disability movement is critical.
10 “It will enable us to identify low hanging fruits of knowledge that we can tap into to be able to respond to disability issues in Nigeria,’’ Anyaele said.
11 Anyele, however, expressed concern that lack of capacity by some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to effectively comply with disability laws have resulted to increased discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
12 According to him, the National Disability Act (2018) has been weakly enforced in majority of the public institutions in Nigeria.
13 “Government should adopt a multi-sectoral approach to the task of successfully eliminating the physical, communication, attitudinal, cultural and institutional barriers faced by people with disabilities.
14 “Specifically, National Commission for Persons with Disabilities saddled with the implementation responsibility should build synergy with MDAs through consistent advocacy to scale up proper implementation of the Act,’’ he said.
15 While advocating specific yearly budget line for all the concerned line MDAs, Anyaele noted that it would increase efforts toward the inclusion and welfare of PWDs.
17 Anyaele further urged the National Assembly to evoke its powers to enable proper implementation of the Act.
19 He also emphasised the need to build the capacity of the MDAs for full optimisation of the Discrimination against Persons with Disability Act (2018).