Social stigma has remained one of the challenges affecting the survival of persons living with disabilities. A non-governmental organisation held an event in Lagos to enlighten citizens on the need to desist from discriminating against such persons.
Correspondent Theophilus Elamah reports that in Nigeria today, people with any form of disability are often treated with disdain.
While a new law passed in 2018 offers new hope for disability inclusion, Nigerians with impairments continue to face a host of barriers and
Verbal and sexual abuse, employment discrimination and limited access to public spaces and utilities are some of the challenges experienced.
The funfair is organised to foster inclusiveness and to celebrate parents and care givers of people living with disabilities.
The group callrd on Nigerians to stop the discrimination against special persons but embrace their abilities and capacities which will in turn add value in any society.