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CCD Commends NASS for Gazetting the Disability Act

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The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has commended the leadership of the National Assembly for the Gazetting of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act.
With this gazetting, the Disability Act regime has been announced by the government, as it is now part of laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and could be sited at the court of law.

The CDD Executive Director, David Anyaele in a statement issued in Abuja called on the Federal Government to take urgent actions to ensure implementation of the National Disability Act. The first step expected from the government is the establishment of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities as provided in part 7, section 31 of the National Disability Act.

CDD urged the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to take urgent action to ensure the full implementation of part 1, section 2 of the Act which provides that the Ministry shall make provisions for promotion of awareness regarding- the rights, respect and dignity of persons with disabilities; capabilities, achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities to the society.

The Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act was signed on the 23rd of January 2019 by President Mohammadu Buhari after a protracted campaign by organisations of persons with disabilities Nigeria.

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