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‘Nigeria’s culture of creating laws without implementation hurting PWDs

By: Muneer Yaqub The Rwandan government recently commissioned eleven disabled-friendly buses to ease transportation for People with Disabilities (PWDs). In contrast, it is already nine months since the Nigerian government signed the 2018 Disability Bill into law, having lingered on the floor of the National Assembly for more than 18 years. But there are still
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“Harnessing potentials of PWD has economic value”

Air Vice Marshal Femi Gbadebo, an Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) retired from active service in 2008. Presently he is the founder of Benola, a Cerebral Palsy Initiative which has been in operation since February 2013 and since August 2016, the Initiator of FG Talks, a platform through which he uses lessons learnt from his life experiences to help others cope with the realities of life. In this interview with Saturday Vanguard, he reveals the economic values accruing when we patiently take time to harness potentials embedded in those our children, relations living with one disability or the other. Excepts:

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