National Assembly urged to fast track Disability Bill for assent

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The Centre for Citizens with Disability (CCD), a Non-Govrnmental Organisation (NGO), on Monday urged the National Assembly to facilitate the transmission of Disability Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

Director of the Centre, Mr David Anyaele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that assenting to the Bill would guarantee full integration of people-living-with-disabilities into the society.

He expressed worry over delay by the assembly to transmit the bill to the President after it was passed in 2016, and said that the agony of the people-living-with-disabilities would continue if the bill was not assented to.

The bill is titled “A Bill for an Act to ensure Full Integration of Persons with Disabilities into the Society and to Establish a National Commission for Persons with Disability’’.

Anyaele claimed that the harmonized Disability Bill…

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