n African Human Rights Law Journal - The right to economic empowerment of persons with disabilities in Nigeria : how enabled?

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



In many societies, including Nigeria, persons with disabilities (PWDs) are extremely poor and disadvantaged. Economic empowerment is an effective means through which PWDs can fend for themselves and reduce poverty. The article focuses on the right of PWDs in Nigeria to economic empowerment. It argues that PWDs in Nigeria lack the opportunity to economically empower themselves, especially in relation to the Nigerians with Disability Act 1993. It also suggests ways through which PWDs can attain economic empowerment.

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