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Minister of women affairs advocates for national disability bill

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, has implored the National Assembly to prepare for the passage of an approvable National Disability Bill.
      This according to her, is aimed at catering for the needs of the disabled in Nigeria.
She was speaking at an event marking the 2016 International Day for Disabled Persons in Abuja.
The minister further stated that the implementation of such legislation would enable Nigeria to fully domesticate the United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities
Nigeria is currently a nation in which social stigma, cultural beliefs and infrastructural decline seem to militate against the inclusion and contribution of disabled persons in the country, which is why the Alhassan came up with the initiative.
Addressing a gathering of people with disabilities, she said that while the passage of the National Disability Bill is critical to address their plight, the federal government refuses to be handicapped by bureaucratic proc

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