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The president of ALDIN, Bar Dan Onwe (2nd left front row) in a group photo with participants at the workshop organised by Disability Law Advocacy Project (DLAP) of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin.

The Association of Lawyers with Disabilities in Nigeria (ALDIN) has called on people living with disability to get more conscious of their rights under the law.

ALDIN president, Mr. Daniel Onwe, who underscored the importance of the history of disability rights advocacy in Nigeria and the relevant municipal laws that are applicable charged them to seek for equal rights.

He made the call at a workshop, which was organized by the Disability Law Advocacy Project (DLAP) of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin.

Other speakers at the workshop include, Prof Wahab Egbewole and Prof. M.E Etudaiye, the Director of University of Ilorin, Centre for Research Education and in House Training (CREDIT). They both tasked the participants on the need and ways to ensure an efficient team in delivering the task of the project in responding to the role of academic institutions and developmental works like the disability advocacy and reminded the participants that every University must engage in a quadrangle role of teaching, research, community service and innovation advocacy.

The workshop had academic practitioners and several Disability People’s Organisation’s (DPO’s) in attendance.


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