The Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs [LASODA] was established by the Lagos State Special
People’s Law [LSSPL] of June 2011.The Governing Board was inaugurated by the Executive
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola [SAN] on the 9th of July 2012 and charged
with implementing the Law.
The Law seeks to uphold the rights of all persons living with any
form of disability [PWDs] in Lagos State by safeguarding them against all forms of discrimination
and giving them equal rights and opportunities.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE:
The Lagos State Special People’s Law stipulates 19 functions of the office which can be
summarized by these 8 categories;
1. Advocacy, Public enlightenment and Reorientation of the public.
2. Registration and coordination of associations of PWDs in Lagos State. Establishment of a
PWDs database to ensure proper planning.
3. Collaboration with Ministries, Parastatals and corporate bodies in respect of building codes,
all government policies, programs and activities. Liaising with international organizations to
ensure the best practices available.
4. Issuance of directives and guidelines for the education, social development and welfare of
PWDs, including preventive and curative exercises.
5. Issuance of guidelines and directives to the relevant authority on special sports and to special
schools for PWDs.
6. Issuance and revocation of certificates of disability and customized insignia to be used at
7. Ensuring compliance with the Law by receiving complaints from PWDs, investigation,
prosecution and sanctions in appropriate cases of any violation of the Law. Actualizing the
enjoyment of all rights of PWDs in the Law.
8. Establishment and promotion of schools, vocational and rehabilitation centers for the
development of PWDs.
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