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.
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.