Gbajabiamila, Aide, Pacelli School, others to receive Awards to mark IDPD

Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

The  Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon. Femi  Gbajabiamila, and his special assistant on special needs and equal opportunities, Abdulsalam Idowu  Kamaldeen, are among the nominees to be honoured  with Naija Autistic and Disability Awards, NADA,  as part of activities marking this year’s international day of people living with disabilities, IDPD on Thursday . 

Other nominees  for the awards include; David  Anyaele of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities , CCD and the Atunda-Olu School for the Physically and Mentally Challenged.

According to a press release by NADA founder, Tunde Oyedoyin,  nominees listed for this maiden edition of the awards  also include; Pacelli School for the Blind and Partially Sighted Children and the Federal Nigerian Society for  The Blind. 

According to London-based Oyedoyin, the nominees have, “in various ways, contributed towards raising awareness on the plight of people living with disabilities in Nigeria.” 

The awards ceremony will take place early next year . 

IDPD is celebrated on December 3 each year and this year’s theme is “Not all disabilities are visible.”

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