30th November, 2010
A group known as Nigerian Professionals with Disability/Challenges has tasked civilÂ society, corporate organisation, government and concerned individuals to assistÂ members of the associationÂ to live a better life.
The group made the call in a release signed by Rufai Yussuf, the groupâ€™sÂ co-ordinator, which was made available to P.M.NEWS, on the solutions to theÂ protracted challenges facing persons with disability.
The group said, â€œafter taking stock and going down the history lane of 50 years ofÂ independence, it was concluded that the country has grossly mistreated and failedÂ her citizens with disability and challenges.
â€œNigerians and those in authority in corporate and civil governance must get itÂ right this time by adopting without reservation and without hindrance, internationalÂ best practices and behaviors towards persons with disability and physical challenges
.â€œWe believe that the incomprehensible neglect, mistreatment and insensitively metedÂ out to persons with disability/challenges will only become history when everyoneÂ concerned change their approach towards themâ€
The group is toÂ mark this yearâ€™s International Day for Persons with Disability onÂ 3rd December,2010 with the theme Roadmap to a Better Future at conference centre ofÂ Lagos State Teaching University.