PWDs need improved assistive devices in Nigeria airports – CODO – BROAD NEWS


PWDs need improved assistive devices in Nigeria airports – CODO

By Taiwo Philips
On Jul 8, 2022



Persons With Disabilities (PWDS) have emphasised the need for airports in Nigeria to have more facilities and assistive devices to ease their air travels.

However, they noted that while there are limited assistive devices at airports in Nigeria for persons with physical disabilities including leg and spinal cord injured, there were absence of same for the visually-impaired, hearing-impaired and persons with albinism, among others.

A former Acting Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Omololu Soyombo, who was the Principal Investigator of  study on : “Accessibility of Nigerian Airports to Persons with Disability:  Presentation of Assesment Result”, gave the highlights in Lagos.

Reports have it that the report was the outcome of a fieldwork of an empirical study conducted for the Coalition of Disability Organiations (CODO) from Dec. 10 to Dec. 21, 2021.

CODO, is an NGO, aimed at promoting inclusion, disability rights and mobilizations of persons with disabilities in areas critical to their survival.

The Coalition includes Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Hope Alive for Possibilities Initiatives (HAPI) and the Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigerian (SCIAN), supported by Disability Rights [...]

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