The Centre for Residents with Disabilities (CCD) has recommended President Mohammadu Buhari for approving the Nationwide Fee for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPWD) Board andappointment of its members.
Mr David Anyaele, the Director of CCD, mentioned onTuesdaythat approval of the NCPWD board and members is a transparent assertion that the federal government had commenced full implementation of the Discrimination in opposition to Individuals with Disabilities Act.
Anyaele mentioned in a press release that the approval was according to the provisions of the Discrimination In opposition to Individuals with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He mentioned: The approval of the composition of the Governing Council, Govt Secretary, and subsequent dispatch to the Nationwide Meeting for screening is in fulfilment of Part 33.3. of the Nationwide Incapacity Act.
This act offers that the Chairman of the Council and one consultant every from the six geopolitical zones shall be appointed by the President, topic to the affirmation of the Senate.
We are saying a giant thanks to President Buhari for taking this daring step within the implementation of this Act, via the approval of the composition of the management of the fee.
Anyaele then urged the President to take acceptable measure to make sure that the finances of the NCPWD options within the 2021 Appropriation Invoice to keep away from monetary hiccups within the take off the fee.
We’re approaching the final quarter of 2020 with out correct budgetary appropriation for the take off of this fee.
The approval of the composition of the Governing Council might flip to a waste of time and power, Anyaele mentioned within the assertion.
He additionally urged the NCPWD board to benefit from this workplace to make sure the complete implementation of the Nationwide Incapacity Act by all Nigerians, each in the private and non-private sectors.
Based on him, the time to vary incapacity narratives within the nation has come.
Anyaelecalled on all sectors to help the fee to guard residents with disabilities from discrimination and different dangerous practices.
He, nonetheless, recommended the media and different companions for his or her solidarity within the wrestle.
Edited By: Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)