Persons with Disability Barricade NASS Gate in Protest

Some Persons With Disabilities (PWD) on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly where they barricaded the gate in protest.

The protesters are demanding for the transmission of Disability Bill by the lawmakers to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, ChannelsTV writes.

The Disability Bill – which has been passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly –seeks to protect the rights of Nigerians who are physically challenged.

It also seeks a complete action on the discrimination against persons with disabilities and a quest for equal voting access as it prohibits discrimination on the grounds of disability and other harmful practices.

The protest by the Persons With Disability comes bare a day after legislative aides of the National Assembly staged a protest over the non-payment of salaries

Nigeria’s lawmakers resumed plenary on Tuesday morning after a long recess which spanned over two months.


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