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Transforming lives of persons with disabilities, since 1991

Mobility Aid and Appliances Research and Development Centre (MAARDEC)

Established in April 1991 by Mr. Cosmas Ikechukwu Okoli, a Nigerian with disability. and has since transformed millions of lives of people with disabilities and has successfully developed and produced various types of mobility aids and appliances.

What We Do


Wheelchairs, Crutches, Leg braces, Walking frames, Walking stick, Tricycles, Guide Canes and hearing aids.


Repair and maintenance of mobility aids, Consultancy services, access audit of buildings and environments, provision of access equipment and facilities.


Execute community development and economic empowerment projects for persons with disabilities. Maintain a viable working relationship with partners, and other stakeholders.

Mobility Aids and Appliances | MAARDEC | Lagos, Nigeria


Cosmas I. B. OKOLI, OON

For a Nigerian with disability, Cosmas Ikechukwu Blaise Okoli’s life story is an exception rather than the rule. A happy, healthy child, born to Romanus and Theresa Okoli; of Isiaku village, in Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State on June 19, 1962; fate dealt Cosmas a cruel hand when he lost the use of his legs to poliomyelitis in 1966. 

Our Projects

Achilles Track Club, Nigeria is committed to enhancing a community of support where “able-bodied” volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment.

Association for Comprehensice Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (ASCEND) is a socio-political pressure group committed to enhancing the full involvement, comprehensive empowerment and integration of Nigerians with disabilities into mainstream society.

The Ms Wheelchair pageant, with the inaugural version held in 2010, was the first of its kind in Nigeria, and indeed Africa. It was created for successful and outstanding women with disabilities to showcase their beauty and talents.

We have an outstanding passion and expertise for assessing public and private structures within the country in a bid to ensure that they are accessible to persons with disabilities.

e train persons with disabilities, and willing able-bodied persons on various vocational skills, such as fabrication and maintenance of mobility aids and appliances.

Contact us

10/11, Sabbath Church close, Off Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Ijeshatedo, Lagos.

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