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Saraki queries NASS staff over ‘missing’ Disability Rights Bill, promises to transmit within 30 days

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The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has ordered the Clerk of the Upper Chamber to query administrative staff over the missing of the ‘Discrimination Against Persons Living with Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill, which is also known as the Disability Rights Bill.

Mr. Saraki made the assertion when the “Kapakpando Foundation”, a non-governmental organisation, led by its Chairman of Board of Trustees, Osita Izunaso, visited him at the National Assembly Complex.

Mr. Saraki said that the bill was supposed to have been transmitted long ago having been passed by the two arms of the National Assembly.

According to him, this bill had no business in the National Assembly because it was passed “but I am disappointed that due to administrative bottlenecks it had not been transmitted.”

“However, may I assure you that within 30 days, this bill will be sent to the president for assent because over 95 per cent work on it has been done.

“I understand that the benefits are enormous and as soon as we start the better.

“It should have come earlier but be assured that before the end of March the Senate will work assiduously to ensure it is transmitted for assent because we must provide the best of opportunities for the disabled,’’ Mr. Saraki said.

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