Dr. Simon Guteng receives award
On December 17, 2013, Dr. Simon Guteng received the "Award of Excellence for Distinguished Services and Contributions Towards Nigerian Disability Community" from the National Handicap Carers Association of Nigeria (NAHCAN) in recognition of his service to persons with disabilities in Plateau State, Nigeria. Dr. Guteng worked with various organizations to achieve a robust disability law for persons with disabilities in Plateau State. The law guarantees, protects, promotes, and advances the civil liberties of citizens with disabilities in four main areas: education, employment, rehabilitation, and legal services. The Plateau State is the twelfth largest state in Nigeria.