The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has been re-elected into the Steering Committee of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room representing persons with disabilities.
Executive Director, CCD, David Obinna Anyaele in a press release issued by Ms. Florence Attah, Program Assistant, CCD explained that the re-election of CCD into the Steering Committee of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room is a re-validation of CCD’s effort in promoting disability inclusive electoral process in the country.
He butressed that, “it is also an authentication that CCD has really made impact on elections and persons with disabilities in Nigeria through its campaign on equal voting access for persons with disabilities, a campaign we started since 2006 to ensure no one is left behind in the electoral processes by reason of disability” David O. Anyaele, Executive Director, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) said.
“What we witnessed at the general meeting / retreat was a clear statement by civil society organisations from the six geo-political zones of Nigeria that CCD has done well for PWDs.
“It was an appreciation of the efforts by CCD in promoting inclusive society that is free from discrimination on the grounds of disability,” he added.
Others elected as members of the Steering Committee include: the Executive Director, Proactive Gender Ms. Esther Uzoma as the New Convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, Abuja – Secretariat; Young Innovators and Vocational Training Initiative (YIVTI);
Mac-Jim Foundation; NISD, African Centre for Entrepreneurship and Information Development, ROLAAC, Kimpact Youth Initiative; EDOSCSO; Grassroot Mobilization – DAC; Women Rights and Environment Program – WREP; Action Aid Nigeria; CDD, Abuja and CLEEN Foundation among others.
Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room is a coalition of over 70 civil society organisations that monitor Nigeria’s electoral process and elections across the country.
The focal objectives of Situation Room are to improve the quality of Nigeria’s electoral system and strengthen civil society organisations’ capacity to better engage and monitor the electoral process.