In order to improve and promote the lives and welfare of people with disabilities, the federal government has urged state governments throughout the federation to domesticate the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Prohibition Act.
The call was made by Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, at the beginning of the Conference of Directors responsible for the Rehabilitation of PWDs yesterday in Abuja. He emphasized the need to develop a future plan for the effective service delivery of PWDs in the nation.
He said, “Over the years, the ministry has continually trained visually impaired adults at the Nigeria Farm craft Centre for the Blind.
“55 of them graduated in 2021/2022 Session and 47 of them are currently enrolled for 2022/2023 Session. We regularly provide Assistive Devices and empowerment tools to PWDs.
“You will recall that in early 2019, the present Administration signed into law, the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act after the bill suffered many years of setbacks.”