NNAD AT GLANCE
To advance and promote the rights of the Deaf in Nigeria.
To improve the Welfare, promote inclusion and well-being of deaf people across Nigeria.
NNAD vision is of an inclusive society where the Deafs are fully integrated, with equality of opportunity and participation. It is our role to make this Vision a reality by promoting the equal rights for the Deaf and enhancing their life opportunities.
Recognition of the Nigerian Sign Language (NSL) as the preferred language and medium of communication among of the Deafs in Nigeria
NNAD aims to work closely with the legislators in order to persuade and influence them on the need for improved access to legislative proceeding for the deaf citizens. This is with a view to have deaf representatives in the senate, House of Representatives and House of Assemblies of the Nation.
Belief that the Deafs and their families have a fundamental right to accessible services in all aspects of their lives and the recognition of Deaf Excellences
State Branches & Association
NNAD membership encompasses every deaf across the entire 36 states in the 6 Geo-Political Zones in Nigeria. Follow below to locate your state zone and Chairman information
NIgeria Deaf Women
NNAD Women's wing which is the sole umbrella body of all Nigeria Deaf women in the Country.
NNAD YOUTH WING
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Earlier in the year 2015, there was a reported case of Jane Ottah (pictured) who was already in her second year in at Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria. She suddenly got de-registered by the University Administrators on the ground of being deaf. Sadly, due to the absence of Disability Bill in Nigeria, an out of court settlement was on table and at the end she was re-admitted to school with no Educational/Scholarship grant as Compensation.
Frequently and all too easily, the rights of people who are deaf get stripped away. Every day, deaf individuals attempting to interact with hearing authorities, emergency responders, or organizations are denied basic access to communication and, in some instances, their lives are put into jeopardy.
There are cases where deaf people die after the hospital withholds a critical medical diagnosis. Or perhaps ambitious students are denied access to Higher Institution because the institution doesn’t feel like fulfilling their obligations to provide an interpreter. Same goes to denied of Job provision for deaf citizens. Although we live in the Land of the Free, the deaf citizens of continue to be oppressed by a disturbing lack of equal access.
NNAD aims to utilize the information from compliant form to the keep this menaces in check by addressing them to the appropriate Authorities.
let it be a first step for a collective voice to speak against discrimination.
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