SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 8 – President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill to protect and enhance the development of persons with disabilities in Nigeria. The president also inaugurated a National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.
“I am happy to have fulfilled my promise to the community of Persons with Special Needs, by assenting to the Disability Bill. We have also inaugurated a National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, to take the work to the next level, and implement our vision in full,” Buhari said in a tweet on Thursday.
“I thank the Governors of Plateau, Lagos and Nasarawa States for enacting disability laws and establishing Disability Rights Commissions; I am calling on Governors of Yobe, Kano & Kogi to implement their laws, while those States that are yet to do so should take necessary action,” the president added