US seeks more sup­port for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties

The Punch - - NEWS - Eric Dumo

The United States Con­sulate in La­gos has called for more im­proved sup­port for per­sons liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties in Nige­ria, say­ing their in­clu­sion in ev­ery as­pect of so­cial, political, eco­nomic and cul­tural life will give them a stronger voice in the coun­try.

Mak­ing the call dur­ing an event or­gan­ised by Project En­able Africa in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 2018 In­ter­na­tional Day of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties, Pub­lic Af­fairs Of­fi­cer of the con­sulate, Mr. Rus­sell Brooks, reaf­firmed the com­mit­ment of the US Gov­ern­ment in im­prov­ing the lives of per­sons liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties.

Brooks ex­plained that the US, as part of its for­eign pol­icy, works to re­move bar­ri­ers and cre­ate a world in, which phys­i­cally chal­lenged per­sons enjoy dig­nity and full in­clu­sion.

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