Bayelsa State REC Endorses Access Nigeria Campaign


Published: July 3, 2019, 10:45 a.m.

Mr. Monday Tom-Udoh, the Bayelsa state Resident Electoral Commissioner built ramps at the Independent Electoral Commission’s office as a sign of his support for the Access Nigeria Campaign.

“It’s my passion to serve humanity without discrimination”, he said.

To ensure inclusion and accessibility for persons with disabilities in the upcoming gubernatorial elections, the Access Nigeria team did a sensitization exercise at the Bayelsa State electoral commission and the activity was followed by a warm response.

“Access Nigeria hasn’t just won the interest of persons with disabilities,” said Grace Jerry, executive director of Inclusive Friends Association, the non-profit that leads Access Nigeria.

“I feel glad to see institutions taking action on the discrimination against persons with disabilities prohibition act 2018. It pleases me to know that what we are doing serves as an inspiration to others”.

Creation of ramps at public places will grant wheelchair users access to facilities and its one of the recommendations in the disability votes matter audit report.

Jerry says it will be her desire to see more of such she in other institutions.

The National Democratic Institute together with the United States Agency for International Development and the British Department for International Development are funders of the Access Nigeria Campaign.

By Janice Malachi