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Help In Defending Rights Of Persons With Disabilities, Gov’s Aide Urges Media

by Inclusive News Network

The Special Assistant to the governor of Abia State on Persons With Disabilities, Mr David Anyaele, has urged Nigerians particularly the media to be in the forefront of the campaigns to implement the Disability Act enacted by the National Assembly as well as state houses of assembly across the nation.

Speaking at a sensitisation workshop for Media execu­tives working in Abia State in Umuahia on Thursday, Any­aele lamented it is disappoint­ing that despite enactment of the Disability Acts at federal and state levels, most states have refused to implement the content of the Acts.

He tasked the media to assume a pivotal role by en­suring that the rights of peo­ple with disabilities are protected.

Anyaele, who is the imme­diate past Executive Director, Centre for Citizens with Dis­abilities, said however that the Abia State government will implement the content of the Abia State Disability Law as enacted by the State House of Assembly in 2022.

According to him, Gov. Otti’s promises of enhancing the wel­fare and wellbeing of Persons with Disabilities will be implemented from Ward to Ward, adding that his adminis­tration is committed to ensur­ing the welfare of the deprived.

In his comment at the event, the Abia State Chair­man, Persons with Disabilities, Mr Okechukwu Kalu, appealed to the state government to take adequate measures to protect the rights of PWDs.

He noted that those PWDs have the right to life, to asso­ciation, to assembly etc and therefore urged the media to help defend the rights of the Persons With Disabil­ities across the nation.

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