People living with Disabilities in Ondo State have called for the implementation of Disability Right Act. The persons who converged on the Ondo state sports complex in Akure, said the act when implemented will make life more convenient for them.
They want more support from the Government and creation of conducive Environmental where people with Disabilities can enjoy dignity and full
They also want more employment for people living with disabilities and public structures to be disability friendly.
Also, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities has made recommendations to the government to ensure that concrete steps are taken to enhance compliance with the provisions in the act prohibiting discrimination against persons with disability.
This was made at the public presentation of the report on assessment of INEC provisions for People with Disabilities in the 2019 general election in Lagos.
The research report holds that provisions should be made for more accessible polling stations and booths especially for people using wheel-chairs.
Executive Director of the Centre for Citizens with Disability, David Anyaele said the electoral umpire in the country as well as the government need to make adequate provisions for persons with disability for them to be able to exercise their franchise without hindrance.