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NASS transmits National Disability Bill to President for assent

The National Assembly has transmitted the National Disability Bill to the President for his assent.

The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities is pleased to announce to you that the National Assembly has transmitted the National Disability Bill to the President for assent.

The bill was transmitted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by the Clerk of the National Assembly in line with our demand for the urgent transmission of the bill to the President.

This Policy Brief, developed by CCD, with support from RoLAC Programme, will deepen your understanding on the provisions of the bill

Over 25 million men and women with Disabilities and their families are appealing to Nigerians for support to secure the President’s assent.

As the Presidential candidate of APC, President Buhari promised on March 21 2015 at Lafia, Nasarawa State, to end all forms of discrimination against persons with disabilities in Nigeria if elected as the President through passage of the disability bill.

The time for the President to fulfill his promise is now. Already, he has appointed two (Senior Special Assistant and Special Assistant) aids on disability matters

This is the 4th time the disability bill will be transmitted to the President for assent since 1999 by the National Assembly.

We thanked all our (media and development organisations) partners for their support so far on this campaign for the passage of the National disability bill.

Thank you

David O. Anyaele
Executive Director
Centre for Citizens with Disabilities

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