Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev Yakubu Pam has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Discrimination Against Persons with Disability (Prohibition) Act,2019.
Pam made this known recently in Abuja while playing host to the Executive members of the Association of People with Disability Applicants.
He affirmed that the signing of the Disability Act by the President would help to fully integrate the Persons living with disabilities into society.
The NCPC boss noted that the signing of the Disability Act which also led to the establishment of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities would help to address the challenges facing this category of persons in the society
He further reaffirmed that the gesture of Mr President to sign the Disability Act and the setting up of an independent body to cater for the needs of Persons Living with Disabilities was hinged on the fact that all Nigerians should enjoy equal rights and opportunities.
Pam called on Nigerians to respect the dignity of persons living with disabilities.
He promised that NCPC would work in tandem with the provisions in the Disability Act which provides for five per cent employment opportunities against discrimination for persons living with disabilities in every organization.
Pam promised that NCPC under his watch would partner with the Association, especially in the area of advocacy.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and South-West Coordinator of the Association of People with Disability Applicants, Mr Adeusi Gbenga also applauded the President for taking the bold initiative to sign the Disability Act, 2019.
Gbenga solicited the cooperation of the NCPC boss to offer their members the opportunity to work in the Commission.
He reiterated that the cost of living with Disability in Nigeria is very high and as such they should be supported.
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