FRCN holds national dialogue on disability reform.

(L-R)  SSA to the President, Alhaji Garba Shehu, DG Radio Nigeria, Dr Mansur Liman

The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, is holding its annual lecture today (Thursday).

The theme of the lecture, held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Central Business District, Abuja, is “The Imperative of Disability Inclusion in National Transformation”.

Governor of Kebbi State, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Abubakar, will chair the event, while Professor Vincent Anibgogo, the Director-General of the Institute of National Transformation, Abuja, is the guest speaker.

Mr Jake Epelle, the founder of the Albino Foundation, partnering with Radio Nigeria to host the annual lecture. He spoke on the need to make public buildings accessible to people with disabilities, PwDs.

Established in 2006, The Albino Foundation caters to people with albinism and other vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities.

It envisions an inclusive society for all, according to the founder, Mr Jake Epelle.

Guests and staff of FRCN

The FRCN annual lecture series started out in 2007 as the FRCN October Lecture as a birth gift to the country in the month of independence to address prevalent national issues.

This is to stimulate public understanding and to contribute to the national discourse on topical and contemporary issues.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaj8 Lai Mohammed said the FRCN Annual Lecture has over the years been an avenue for the Corporation to live up to its mantra of “Uplifting the people and uniting the nation” not only through its programming, but also through social responsibility.

This year’s Lecture, he said, was different from the political, social and economic themes that have been explored in the past, saying there was no denying the fact that nation-building and transformation would continue to be a mirage without carrying along with all segments of the society.

Reporting by Muzha Kucha, editing by Saadatu Albashir

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