The federal government will this year focus on the need to work and harness the power of technology to promote the inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in national development and to help realize their full and equal participation.
This will be the main focus, as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s celebration with the theme, “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”, which comes up tomorrow, Wednesday 2014, aimed at highlighting available technologies to support the activities and economic production of Persons with Disabilities and ensure their optimal contribution to national growth and development.
According to the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, a lot of Persons with Disabilities are resourceful and are venturing into various economic empowerment programmes.
She expressed optimism that the PWD can do better if supported and encouraged, especially with the use of simple and accessible machines.
She called on stakeholders to mark the day with activities that will focus on issues related to the inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the society and as beneficiaries and agents of change.