Disability Day: Orelope-Adefulire appeals to stakeholders on implementation of Disability Act

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From: Adesola Adeyemi, Abuja

Princess Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, SSAP-SDGs on Tuesday called on all stakeholders in the private and public sector to put in place necessary structures to actualise provisions of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018. 

The bill was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in last year.

The presidential aide, in a statement to mark the 2019 International Day of Disabled Persons stated that the Act already contained provisions to guarantee the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities as well as their inclusion in every aspect of political, social and economic life of the country.

The former Deputy Governor of Lagos State emphasised that the Act fully encompasses provisions for achievements of the 2019 Theme of 2019 International Day of Disability, which is “Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda.”

She, however, noted that the Discriminations Against Persons with Disabilities Act signed into law by the President include provisions for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development for the disabled people in accordance with the demands of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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