84 IT Projects to Support Persons with Disabilities deployed across the country by NCC
Between 2012 and 2020, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) deployed 84 assistive Information Technology projects across the country. The E-Accessibility project seeks to meet the ICT needs of persons with disabilities in Nigeria by providing ICT tools, assistive technologies, training, and Internet provision in the identified locations. This was disclosed by the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, during a courtesy visit to their offices, by a delegation from National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD).
In his remarks, the NCPWD’s Executive Secretary, James Lalu, said the purpose of the agency’s visit was to keep the NCC management abreast of its mandates and activities and to seek greater collaborations for the benefits of the estimated 35.5 million persons with disabilities in Nigeria. ‘What we want to achieve is to make Nigeria a country that is comfortable for PLWD by ending discrimination and providing an adequate reporting system, and we have seen NCC as a strategic and important partner in this journey’, he said.