We’ll Prioritize Bills On People With Disability – Senate


Senate President Godswill Akpabio has stated that the National Assembly will prioritize bills and laws about persons with disabilities to secure their inclusion in the operations of the country.

Akpabio said this during his remarks at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebration on Wednesday in Abuja.

The National Commission for Persons Living with Disabilities planned the 2023 observance of the Day, with the theme “Renewing Hope Together for Disability Inclusive Societies.”

According to Akpabio, governments around the world have made remarkable efforts to establish an environment that values diversity and the inclusion of people with disabilities.

He explained that the Day provides an invaluable opportunity to learn from global best practices that will help Nigeria become more inclusive.

He said, “In expressing our commitment, the Nigerian Senate stands firmly with the NCPWD. Our endorsement is a tangible pledge to actively engage in global dialogue on creating an inclusive society.

“Let’s embrace the opportunity to renew hope together. May Nigeria be recognized for its diversity and ability to ensure that every citizen regardless of ability status is valued and included.

“We know that laws are made, but we need to make laws to ensure that everybody’s interest is recognized and carried along.”

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