He is evangelical about the Social Model of Disability, the importance of a strong and vibrant disability movement and the development of user-led organizations. This for him provides the platform for ’emancipating’ persons with disabilities from daily conscious and unconscious discriminatory treatment. Abbey is a strong supporter of the move away from the perception and association of disabled people with ‘charity’, being viewed as objects of pity and dependence on institutionalised provision.
Though coming from a background in banking, Abbey has been involved in several disability-oriented projects and organizations in the United Kingdom. His major interests are social inclusion, equality and diversity, information, access, representation and partnerships.
He is the founder of Focus On Disability Foundation in Nigeria and Welcome Disability in United Kingdom.He has travelled extensively across UK and Africa promoting the development and sustainability of disability issues and work.[/themeone_member][themeone_member name=”Anne Worral” position=”Trustee Uk” img=”http://www.fodfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG-20150512-WA0000.jpg” facebook=”https://www.facebook.com/” twitter=”https://twitter.com/” google=”http://www.google.com/intl/fr_FR/+/learnmore/”]Abbey Paseda raised my awareness of the desperate needs of the disabled in Nigeria, which prompted me to offer my support. I am pleased to make a contribution by being on the board of trustees for this charity[/themeone_member][themeone_member name=”Ayodele Awobona” position=”Secretary” img=”http://www.fodfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ayo.jpg” facebook=”https://www.facebook.com/” twitter=”https://twitter.com/” google=”http://www.google.com/intl/fr_FR/+/learnmore/”]Disability awareness, inclusion, equality.
As a disabled person using wheelchair since 1997 and whilst having interest in the development of FDF, is particularly focused on promoting the benefits of inclusion and equality. Ayo firmly believes that “Disability does not mean Inability.”[/themeone_member][themeone_member name=”HRH. Theodora Ibekwe Oyebade” position=”Global Ambassador” img=”http://www.fodfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/12421444_10206254149536741_1986254962_n.jpg” facebook=”https://www.facebook.com/” twitter=”https://twitter.com/” google=”http://www.google.com/intl/fr_FR/+/learnmore/”]I am honoured to be an ambassador of this very worthwhile charitable
Foundation. It supports and helps the people with disabilities in