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Bill on disable affairs passes second reading in Kwara



A bill for a law to establish  office for Disability Affairs and to provide protection against discrimination of disabled persons on Tuesday passed second reading at Kwara assembly.

The motion for the second reading of the bill   was moved by the prime mover, Aishat (APC, llorin East constituency.

Leading a debate on the bill the sponsor, said the bill seeks to provide an office for people with disability to partake in decision-making and protect them from harmful practices in the society.

She  noted that   there is the need for the provision of basic amenities for the people with disability for them to have sense of belonging in the society

The Law maker  implored her colleagues in the House to give the bill an accelerated passage because of its importance.


  Also Abdulrafiu Abdulrahman (APC, llorin North constituency) in his submission  stated that the bill is a straight forward one and  called for proper care for the people with disability in the society.

The Leader of the House,  Hassan Oyeleke said as a matter of compulsion, all the facilities enjoined by the able body should be extended to the people with disability too.

Oyeleke  who described  the bill as meritorious, said it is long overdue for passage considering the number of the disabled  people in the society.

After extensive debate on the bill, the Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad directed the clerk of the house, Alhaji Mohammed Katsina  to read the bill for the second time.

The House refered the bill  to  a joint  house committees on  Social Development,Youth, Sports and Information and Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary for further legislative action


The speaker directed the committees to report back its findings to the house in two weeks time.

Also during Tuesday plenary, the  house  called for immediate suspension of the ongoing buildings  of   shops/ offices at  Sheik Abdulkadir college fence  in Ilorin the  state capital.

The resolution was passed  after the adoption of a matter of public importance over the  raised by a Member representing Ilorin Central  Segilola Abdulkadir .

She said the school which houses over fifteen schools cannot be subjected to distraction which will be coming from shops and offices around them.

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