Social Inclusion: API Seeks Accurate Data of PWDs In Nigeria

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Africa Polling Institute (API), an Abuja-based research institute, has advocated for accurate data of persons living with disabilities (PWDs) in the

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Prof. Bell Ihua, Executive Director, API, said this at a one-day multi-stakeholder workshop on the Nigeria Disability Research Project, on Tuesday in Abuja.

“As you know, data is life and one of the challenges that have been found so far that has not allowed the inclusion of people with disabilities is the fact there have been little data from the country on people living with disabilities. “The second component is working with academics to engage state government officials in action research to collect data on disabilities at the state level.

“The fourth component is to conduct a study on sexual and gender based violence against people with disabilities,” he said. “Data is everything, data is for planning and if we do not have accurate data about the situation of persons with disabilities, it is going to be extremely difficult to even implement the disability Act,” she added.

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