The Coalition of Disability Organizations staged a protest in Abuja on Thursday 17th of January, 2017. The protest was staged to sensitize the general public and the presidency on the contents of the National Disability Bill transmitted to the President for assent on Dec. 18, 2018, by the National Assembly. Mr. David O. Anyaele, the Executive Director of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Nigeria and convener of Coalition of Disability Organizations, led the protest that started from Unity Fountain through Constitutional Avenue to the presidency.
Mr.David O. Anyaele led the solidarity march calling on the President to assent to the National Disability Bill that gives equal rights to Nigerians living with disabilities and to enhance the lives of millions of Nigerians living with disabilities. While addressing the media on the contents of the bill, Mr. David O. Anyaele reminded president Muhammodu Buhari of the promise he made to Nigerians living with disabilities on the 21st of March, 2015 in Lafia Nasarawa state, when he was campaigning as the presidential candidate of APC. Mr. David Anyaele also reminded
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (Vice president) of his promise to support Nigerians with disabilities in 2015 when he was marking his birthday, and as well called on APC as a party to fulfill the promise they made to people living with disabilities in their 2015 manifesto.
“The protest march today for urgent assent of the President on the National Disability Bill was very successful. I
must state here that the disability bill was transmitted to the President for assent on Dec. 18, 2018, by the National Assembly …” a statement issued on the Facebook wall of Mr. David O. Anyaele.
Present during the solidarity march is Prof. Chidi Odinkalu former Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
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(Source: Viable TV)
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