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Senate approves use of sign language interpreters during plenary session

by Inclusive News Network

The Nigerian Senate has taken significant steps towards enhancing accessibility and inclusivity for persons with disabilities in Nigeria.

The 10th Senate on Thursday, 9th of May, adopted the motion that approves the use of sign language interpreters during its plenary session.

The motion, sponsored by Senator Osita Izunaso and seconded by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, signify a milestone from an age-long struggle for the official recognition of sign language as one of Nigeria’s official languages.

The Legislative house has called on the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities to implement the approved motion by deploying sign Language Interpreters to the National Assembly.

In a statement released on Friday, the Association of Sign Language Interpreters of (ASLIN) lauded Senator Osita Izunaso, for sponsoring the motion and Dr. James Lalu, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, whose advocacy to the legislative house has yielded this great result.

The Association urges all state assemblies to adopt the same motion in their respective states in the interest of justice and equity.

INN reports that the motion received resounding support by the 10th Senate under the leadership of Senate President Godswill Akpabio.

1 comment

Ashanke Aderonke May 12, 2024 - 11:31 am

Yes. this motion is superb because it will make the disability (PWD) will make them feel among,they will also make or share their contribution also.


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