July 16, 2024
11 11 11 AM
FORMER LAWMAKER URGES STATE GOVERNORS TO SUPPORT LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY   
KANO STATE HAS NOT RECORDED CHOLERA CASES-COMMISSIONER
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES HAS LIFTS THE VISA BAN ON NIGERIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS 
KEBBI STATE PDP TAKES STAND, RESOLVED TO PARTICIPATE IN COMING AUGUST LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ELECTION
DELTA STATE GOVERNOR SWEARS IN 25 COUNCIL CHAIRMEN 
SIR AHMAD BELLO MEMORIAL FOUNDATION CAUTIONS YOUTHS AGAINST MASS PROTEST 
NAF AIRSTRIKES HIT TERRORISTS LOCATIONS AT GIWA AND IGABI LGA OF KADUNA STATE 
DELTA STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ELECTION UPDATE
PLATEAU STATE GOVERNMENT TO INUAGURATE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON INTEGRITY TEST FOR BUILDING STRUCTURES
KWARA GOVERNMENT DISBURSES N32.6M TO VICTIMS OF LAGOS MARKET INFERNO

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INVESTIGATES NON-COMPLIANCE TO DISABILITY ACT BY MDA’s     

Share

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INVESTIGATES NON-COMPLIANCE TO DISABILITY ACT BY MDA’s                                                                                  27-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                      The House of Representatives has mandated its committee on Disabilities to investigate non-compliance by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government (MDAs) to the Disability Act, 2018.
This followed a motion by a member from Lagos State Mr. Lanre Okunola, on the need to investigate compliance level of the MDA’s.
Mr. Okunola emphasized that MDA’s are yet to implement, Discrimination Against Persons with Disability Act, 2018, which provide that persons with disability has the right to access the physical environment and buildings
on an equal basis with others.
The member noted that if the act is not fully implemented by the MDA’s and other relevant stakeholders the challenges faced by Persons with Disabilities will persist and the socioeconomic development of Nigeria will remain impaired.
Mr Okunola, pointed out that there has been continuous stigmatization and discrimination against 30 Million Nigerians who are living with Disabilities despite the Disability Act was worrisome.
“Most persons with disability face stigmatization, discrimination, violence, lack of access to physical structures such as Transportation, Health, Education, Housing and other necessity of life;
“The National Assembly passed the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act and signed into law by former President Muhammed Buhari, but most Ministries
Departments and Agencies of Government are yet to implement the Act, which is contrary to
section 1-21 of the Disability Act, 2018”
Adopting the motion, the House referred the motion to the Committee on Disabilities for further legislative action.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Leave a Reply

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Home
Our Channel
About Us
Contact Us
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x