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The disabled one should be given special attention in 2019 general elections.
At the event to mark the international day of persons with disabilities 2018 edition,tagged”Empowering persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality” organised by the office of the secretary to the government of the federation(SGF)the event was held at Abuja,today,Monday 3 of December 2018.
The person of Mr Boss Mustapha secretary to the government of the federation, was reported to have said “in 2019 election, special attention should be given to persons with disabilities”
He has called for measure to make voting less cumbersome for persons with disabilities doing 2019 general elections.
He reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to ensuring free and fair elections, adding that it was the duty of Nigerians to perform their civic duties.
“As we approach the forthcoming general elections, I wish to especially appeal to every citizen to eschew bitterness and rancour.
“In the spirit of inclusion, special attention should be given to persons with disabilities to make the voting process less cumbersome for them.
“It is our duty as Nigerians to ensure that we perform our civic duties by voting in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity,” he said.
Mustapha said that the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was a reminder for countries to address the needs of all citizens in an inclusive, equitable and sustainable manner.
According to him, persons with disabilities face enormous challenges in their daily activities in form of barriers that are often taken for granted.
He listed the barriers as negative or hostile social environments, physical obstacles and inaccessibility, absence of assistive or adaptive communication technology as well as mobility constraints.
Source:Punch and NAN