The Nigerian government says it would continue to support people with neurological disorder in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari made the pledge at the launch of a book, ” Neurodevelopment Disorder: Enhansing Everyday Life; Nonexistent Supportive Service in Nigeria. Let’s do something, in Abuja.
The president, who was represented by the minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole, said that the government welcomes the publication as it would contribute to creating awareness on the disorder.
“Neurodevelopmental diasbilities. Autism, cerebral palsey intellectual developmentental conditions continue to be a significant public health issue in Nigeria and across the world.
The government welcomes this publication as an opportunity to initiate constructive discussions on progressive implementation of the United Nations convention of the right of persons with disabilities,” He said.
He commended the author of the book, Dr. Austin Amaechi for putting his thoughts into a book to educate the public.
The president said that as a matter of deliberate policy the present administration will lunch a consultation on a new enhanced national strategy for neurodevelopmental disorder.
” This will lead to a deliberate plan that states clearly and in details specific actions that should be taken including how they will be measured and monitored. An implementation advising group will be established to monitor delivery and progress. It is important to note that substantial national policies require collaboration across various sectors, health, education and social sectors. Only by breaking down this barriers can we hope to succeed.