The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is a not-for-profit making and foremost human rights organization of, and for persons with disabilities that works to promote inclusion, participation, access, and the mainstreaming of issues of critical concern of citizens with disabilities in the programmes and activities of state and non-state institutions. Also, it works to educate, support and empower persons with disabilities and their families to maximize their potential. It was established in 2002 in Lagos and incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja as a charity organization with registration number CAC/IT/23286.
The organisation was founded as a result of the founder’s harrowing experiences at the hands of the rebel warlords in war-torn Sierra Leone who tearfully amputated his two hands, thereby forcefully consigning him into physical disability.
CCD is recognized by Federal and State institutions as a credible NGO working on disability matters. We have over the past fourteen years sought a redefinition of society’s perception of the plight of persons with disabilities.
CCD is managed by a Board of Trustees (BoTs) and Professional Staff (PS) complements that are gender sensitive as a deliberate corporate policy.
To serve as the preferred civil society organization on disability rights and development in Africa.
To promote disability rights and development through research and documentation, advocacy and campaign, training and empowerment program, and legal aid in collaboration with state and non-state actors.
about equal voting access
The Campaign for Equal Voting Access is a programme of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). It is the foremost campaign that focuses on persons with disabilities participation in the electoral process. It was founded in 2006 to ensure that eligible female and male persons with disabilities gain Equal Voting Access during Elections in Nigeria. The core objectives for this campaign include – Sensitizing stakeholders on Equal Voting Access for Persons with Disabilities during Elections and mobilizing Persons with Disabilities Participation in Elections. The campaign hopes to achieve this by conducting evidence-based advocacy to decision makers including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the National Assembly.