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US backs social inclusion for the physically challenged

On Wednesday, September 9, what seemed to be the usual gathering of Nigerians to advocate for Persons With Disabilities, PWDs, through long speeches, repeated documentaries and, at most three hours of identifying with PWDs, through pity, took a new turn at the Multi-Purpose Room of the U.S. Consulate General in Victoria Island, Lagos, when, at the end of a 15-minute documentary highlighting the discrimination and social exclusion experienced by persons living with disabilities, Ms. Ejiro Sharon Okotie, founder of the Hope Inspired Foundation for Women and Youth, did not only challenge policy makers and employers of labour on the need to integrate physically challenged persons into the Nigerian labour market, but also has created job portal to generate data for PWDs who are qualified like youths in Nigeria .

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