TRANSFORMATION TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT SOCIETY FOR ALL was this year’s UN International Day for People living With Disabilities theme.
The theme was discussed at the first WTC Press Conference held at the Conference Hall of the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.
A Nigerian lady who celebrated her birthday with a bold photo showing off her stump, has shared her story on her IG page.
“If only you can understand what it means to me. I did it! This year, I break everything in my mind. I’m here feeling good,” said Adenike Oyetunde, an on-air-personality, after getting to the peak of Olumo Rock with a leg and half.
At 20, she was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, a cancerous condition that culminated in the amputation of her leg.
THE Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Seed Foundation (CSF), Mrs. Lois Auta, has lamented that people living with disabilities in Nigeria are being maltreated, rated as second class citizens and subjected to unfriendly behaviour in the country.
n this day last year, Team Nigeria arrived Rio, Brazil, for Paralympics 2016. Fourteen days later, they landed Nigeria’s Abuja Airport to a cheering crowd of dancers and onlookers who gathered for a glimpse of the champions and their medals. The team had hauled 12 medals including eight gold – the best result in Team Nigeria’s Olympic and Paralympic history. Today, the same team lavish in penury as Lolade Adewuyi finds out in this special feature for The Guardian
Every morning, Olajumoke Olajide rises around 4:30am from her Amukoko residence to get to the National Stadium where her coach, Aliu Adebayo waits for her to begin the day’s training. Her travails in this community on the outskirts of Lagos, a neighbourhood where unemployed youths run rampage and rape is rife, starts from the bus stop where she requires two people to help her board the yellow danfo bus. Many times, she has to wait for more than an hour before a helpful conductor will agree to fold up her 15 kilogrammes wheelchair and stow it into the bus and onwards to Surulere.