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Jonathan urged to sign Disability Bill before May 29

Centre for Citizens living with Disability, CCD, has tasked President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that the Disability Bill was signed into law before he vacates office on May 29.

The centre, which promotes independent living, human rights and inclusion of people living with disability into the socio-economic development of the country, said it was worried over the low turnout of the persons with disability at the last general elections.

It, however, attributed the low turn out to the inability of its members to register and collect their permanent voter’s card, PVC.

According to the Executive Director of the group, Mr. David Anayele, “we are worried over the low turnout of persons with disability at the last general elections, which may not be unconnected to their inability to register during voter’s registration and collection of their voter’s cards.”

“We continue to appeal to President Jonathan to sign the disability bill into law because that is the surest way of guaranteeing inclusion, participation, access to electoral process among persons living with disability in Nigeria.”

They also challenged the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to demonstrate courage and political will to ensure inclusion, participation, access, and mainstreaming of issue of critical concerns to citizens with disability in the programme and activities of the government.

 

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