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Published On: Tue, Feb 20th, 2018

Nasarawa Assembly passes disability bill into law

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From Gambo Ahmed Lafia

Nasarawa state House of Assembly yesterday passed into law “a bill for a law for the establishment of the state Disability Right Commission law 2008 in order to protect the rights of disabled persons in the state.
The Speaker of the House Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill when the majority leader of the House (Tanko Tunga-APC Awe North), moved a motion for the passage of the bill during the House proceeding in Lafia.
Balarabe maintained that the commission if established would give the physically challenged persons their full rights as the normal persons as well as would give them a sense of belonging in the interest of development.
He further underscored the significance of the commission to the wellbeing of the disabled persons in the state, hence the need to pass the executive bill sent by Gov. Tanko Al-Makura.
His words, “This bill is an executive bill sent to the house by Gov. Al-Makura as part of his government continued commitment to improve on the lives of the disabled persons in the state.
He continued “We are commending Governor. Tanko lmakura for initiating the bill. I want to thank honourable colleagues for giving adequate attention to the bill.Today, we have passed the bill after the bill had gone through various legislative procedures and public hearing conducted where stakeholders overwhelmingly supported the move by the governor to establish the commission,” The Speaker further directed the Clerk to the House to make clean copy of the bill to the executive governor for prompt action.

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