BY NONYE EKWENUGO
The Kaduna State chapter of Joint National Association of Persons With Disability (JONAPWD), has commended the Governor of the State, Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-rufai for passing the disability Act into Law.
The Chairman, Kaduna State JONAPWD, Comrade Suleiman Abdulazeez commended Governor el-rufai while addressing a press conference yesterday in Kaduna.”We highly commend the action and efforts of Kaduna State government for promoting rights of persons with disabilities.
“We believe that this Law will guarantee the rights and rehabilitation of Persons With Disabilities (PWD) to achieve equalization of opportunities and the entire disability community will be afforded full access to the society at large”.
” It would be recalled that in 2015 general election campaign Governor el-rufai engaged persons with disabilities and promised if elected, he will take up the bill as an Executive bill, and by extension of that engagement, His Excellency has kept to his premise”.Abdulazeez also appreciated the Coalition of Association for Leadership Peace Empowerment and Development (CALPED) and other Non-governmental Organizations for their contributions towards the actualization of the Kaduna State Disability Law.
He also called on the Governor of Kaduna state for implementation framework of the Disability Law.
Persons with disabilities also appealed to Kaduna state government to consider them on the ban against motorcycle, saying that the ban added to their disability.