Thursday, February 6, 2020

25m Nigerians living with disabilities

Dr Samuel Ankeli, the Special Adviser (SA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on Disability, says 25 million Nigerians are living with disabilities.

Ankeli made the disclosure on Thursday in Ilorin while addressing physically challenged students of the University of Ilorin during the launch of the maiden edition of a programme titled “Ability in Disability”, organised by the students.

The presidential aide pledged to assist the university in securing hostel accommodation and special centres for its physically challenged students.

In a speech considered by many as “motivational”, Ankeli, who is also physically impaired, said the president was working hard to ensure that the rights of physically challenged persons were protected.