The association of lawyers with disabilities in Nigeria (ALDIN), Thursday November 5, 2020 began implementation of its Enugu Project on “Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Enugu State”. The said project is being supported by the Disability Right fund (DRF).
The event featured a press conference highlighting the details of the project and a call to action for implementation of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018 in Enugu state as well as the promulgation of Enugu-specific disability law. Present at the conference were several media houses including but not limited to BBC, AIT, CHANNELS, RADIO NIGERIA, VANGUARD, and other local stations and media outfit. Leaders of the Disability community in Enugu state and Organizations of persons with Disabilities participated in their numbers.
There was another session of paper presentation on “Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals” and “Overview of the UNCRPD” presented by Barr. Yusuf Iyodo and Nkem Uchegbulum respectively. The papers were followed by question and answer session.
Participants expressed their excitement stating that the organization of the events and quality of presentations were outstanding, impactful and unparralled in Enugu State. The program has been making top headline news in the state and beyond.
The session closed to continue the following day.