The deliberate involvement and participation of population groups who might otherwise have been excluded or marginalised from universal access to opportunities is the bedrock of inclusivity. This ‘do with’ approach will ensure that such population groups are treated fairly and equally. Access to inclusive, equitable, quality education and healthcare is imperative for ending poverty in all its ramifications and achieving sustainable economic and social development.
The United Nations has consistently recommended that ending all forms of discrimination based on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, age, race, class, sexuality, disability and empowering vulnerable populations is an important step in the promotion of health and wellbeing. Therefore, providing a safe environment for individuals to build a sustainable lifestyle while managing national health risks is vital for economic growth and survival in Nigeria.