Oyo State House of Assembly has passed the Oyo State Persons with Disability (Amendment) Bill, 2022 into Law.
The passage of the bill was sequel to the presentation of the report presented by the Chairman of House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Wumi Oladeji.
The report was presented on the floor of the House on Thursday.
Oladeji, who represents Ogbomoso North State Constituency, said that the law has made provision for the establishment of an agency for the persons with disabilities.
She added that the agency will be under the supervision of the state governor.
Oladeji, while speaking further, said that the law has provided for recruitment of 50 percent of the members of staff agency to be persons with disabilities.
The law, when signed by the governor, will make it possible for the reservation of special parking lots and spaces inside the bus and public transport.
This will make it possible for persons with disabilities to live an easier life.
Persons with disabilities include those with intellectual disabilities, people with vision impairment, hearing impairment, persons with Albinism, persons on the wheelchairs and physically challenged.
Persons with disabilities belonged to the vulnerable group who need more psychosocial support more than other people.
Reports have however shown that over 30 million people live with disabilities in Nigeria as of today.
God bless the house members for their kind gesture for people living with disabilities. Other States legislature should follows suit to give the disability family sense of belonging into government policies and programs.