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FCT Minister vows to domesticate disability act



Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malami Muhammad Musa Bello mentioned the 31.5 million individuals residing with disabilities is a essential mass that should obtain authorities’s consideration.

In view of that, he mentioned the FCTA would help the Nationwide Fee for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPWD) to allow it fulfil its mandate of caring for Nigerians residing with disabilities.

The Minister said this when he was paid a go to by the administration of the Fee led by its Govt Secretary, Mr James David Lalu, over the weekend.

The Minister additionally mentioned that the FCTA will cultivate the Discrimination Towards Individuals With Disabilities (Prohibition) Act and make sure the compliance of points of the Act regarding to the FCT.


He burdened: “The Federal Capital Territory Administration is a part of the federal authorities. So, contemplating the truth that the Invoice on individuals with disabilities has been signed by Mr President, I guarantee you that the FCT Administration will comply with the process as shortly as potential and cultivate it right here within the FCT and we are going to see particular points of the Act that we want to ensure we honour and comply with”.

Bello assured the guests that Abuja will quickly be a metropolis that cares for these residing with disabilities and different bodily challenges.

He mentioned this response to feedback from Mr Lalu that many disabled residents in Abuja discovered unaided motion difficult particularly in crossing the roads. He nonetheless counseled the FCT Administration for the supply of fine pedestrian walkways within the metropolis.

Talking earlier, Mr Lalu counseled President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into regulation the Discrimination Towards Individuals with Disabilities Invoice and the institution of the Nationwide Fee for Individuals with Disabilities.

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