The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) is the Establishment of Federal Government of Nigeria pursuant to section (31) of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Act 2018. The Act was signed into law on the 17th January 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Act among other things, empowered the Commission to promote, protect and prioritize the rights of persons with disabilities, and to further enhance their productivity through education, health and other socio-economic activities of the state.
The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) is an Agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development headed by Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq and has the Office of the Executive Secretary as the Chief Executive Officer and the Head of the Agency. James David Lalu (npom) is the Pioneer Executive Secretary and the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission.
“What we want to achieve is to make Nigeria a country that is comfortable for PWD by ending discrimination and providing adequate reporting system. We have received a lot of cases on discrimination against PWD and some involving high profile persons, so we want disciplinary measures to take its course backed by law.”
James David Lalu
An institution working to promote an inclusive society for persons with disabilities through research, advocacy, engagement, mainstreaming, policy development, and enforcement.
An inclusive society where rights, privileges, aspiration, development and equality of opportunities of persons with disabilities are guaranteed in line with the provisions of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018.
The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities was established with the mandate to coordinate and implement activities that guarantee full inclusion of Persons with Disabilities into the society in areas of education social economic and civil rights and related matters as entrenched in Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018.