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Project Enable Africa announces nominees for 2022 disability inclusion awards

Project Enable Africa announces nominees for 2022 disability inclusion awards
December 03
22:28 2022

Project Enable Africa, a non-governmental organisation, has announced the nominees for the 2022 disability inclusion and leadership (DIAL) awards.

The organisation announced the nominees for the awards on Saturday to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The theme of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities is — Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development: the Role of Innovation in Fuelling an Accessible and Equitable World.

Project Enable Africa is an initiative of Stanforte Edge Ltd/Gte that promotes the rights, empowerment and social inclusion of persons with disabilities in Nigeria.

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Speaking about the DIAL awards, Ademibolanle Ajijala, the project manager of the 2022 awards, said the awards have become a platform to yearly celebrate stakeholders and persons with disabilities.

“The DIAL awards is a notable platform that brings together key stakeholders of the community of persons with disabilities across Nigeria together every year to celebrate our progress, foster partnership and mobilise resources to address the issues facing the community in Nigeria,” she said.

“Certainly, we have made appreciable progress with disability inclusion in Nigeria, but we still have a long way to go to achieve a truly inclusive society, especially in public policies and institutions. DIAL Awards has created a unique opportunity for us all to come together towards ensuring that no one is left behind.”

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The winners of each award category will be announced at the DIAL awards event, on Thursday, December 8.

Below are the nominees of each award category:

Disabled Sportsman of the Year

Eucharia Njideka Iyiazi
Koleosho Ahmed
Kafayat Omisore
Lucy Ejike

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Disability Champion of the year

Catherine Edeh
Jake Epelle
Ejiro Sharon Okotie
Lucy Ejike

Individual Leading Inclusion in the Public Sector

Oluwadamilare Ogundairo
Oluranti Oviebo
Moyo Kasim
James Lalu

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Individuals Leading Inclusion in Civil Society Organizations

Foluke Ademokun
Foluso Oginni Liasu
Nonye Nweke
Tobiloba Ajayi

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Individual Leading Inclusion in Private Sector

Rotimi Sankore
Urionu Ngozichukwuka

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Most Disability Inclusive CSR Project of the Year

Rotimi Sankore
Ishk Tolaram

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Private Sector Championing Innovation and Inclusion for PWDs

CIPM
Sheraton Hotel
Guinness Nigeria
Lagos Business School

Most Disability Inclusive State of the Year

Plateau
Abia

Organisations of Persons with Disability Championing disability inclusion

Voice of Disability Initiative
Hope Inspired Foundation for Women and Girls
Inclusive News Network
Thesabilities Foundation

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