Kwara Assembly passes Persons with Disabilities Bill

Africa, May 12 2017

NIGERIA: The Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the People with Disabilities Bill.

The bill, which was passed after the House considered its features at the Committee of the Whole, was sponsored by Aishat lbrahim (APC–Ilorin East).

The bill, if assented to, would further protect the rights of persons with disabilities in the state and give them more opportunities.

The Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad, directed the Clerk of the House, Alhaji Muhammed Katsina, to produce a clean copy of the bill for Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed’s assent.

During Wednesday’s plenary, the Kwara Revenue Court Amendment Bill and the Revenue Administration Bill also passed second reading.

Moving the motion, the House Leader, Hassan Oyeleke, said that the new amendment would accelerate dispensation of justice on tax- related matters.


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