The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a bid to increase inclusive participation for all citizens has placed a more representative plan for disabled Nigeria.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, Sam Olumekun, who made this known in Lagos during a one-day Strategy Meeting on Capturing Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria revealed that it has established disability desks at its offices nationwide to ensure inclusiveness in the electoral process.
Olumekun noted that accurate data was a crucial tool for adequate planning and called on critical stakeholders to strategise on the capturing of disaggregated data of persons with disabilities across Nigeria.
“We need comprehensive policies to support the needs of those with disabilities. The United Nations believes that there is need to promote the right and wellbeing of persons with disabilities.“It is in the light of the foregoing that the commission is committed to ensure inclusiveness in the electoral process in the country and has taken giant strides in this regard.
“Some of the activities include establishing a disability desk at the national headquarters, all state offices, as well as the Federal Capital Territory Abuja,” he said.