Friday, June 9, 2017

MWFAAN condemns mistreatment of disabled, calls for investigation, sanctions


The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN), a group under the YALI Network, has condemned a video making rounds on the internet regarding the maltreatment of a child with disability.

In a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Emdee Tiamiyu, the group condemned the action and also call on relevant authorities to timely intervene and take necessary action upon investigation.

“The attention of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN) has been drawn to an article and video making rounds on social media regarding the mistreatment of a child with disability,” the statement by Tiamiyu read in part.


Continuing, the statement added that; “We strongly condemn the act and call on all relevant authorities to timely intervene and take necessary action upon investigation. Whilst sympathizing with the family on this incident, the MWFAAN wishes to reiterate its commitment to non-discrimination of children and people with disability in general. The fellowship prides itself in the support and Inclusion of people living with disabilities.”


Watch video of the physiotherapist maltreating the disabled child here: https://youtu.be/lllBIpx2L2A

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