Senate to raise endowment fund for people with disabilities

The Senate has resolved to raise an endowment fund, to cater for the welfare of Persons living With Disabilities (PWDs) across the 109 senatorial districts of the country.

The resolution was consequent upon a prayer brought before the Senate at Wednesday’s plenary by Senator Patrick Abba Moro representing Benue South, urging the red chamber to raise such a fund to address the plight of the PWDs in Nigeria.

Senator Moro’s prayer was an addendum to the motion moved by Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau North), calling for the full implementation of the legislation to protect the rights of PWDs, to commemorate their international day.

Gyang had argued that, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of PWDs which took effect from May 3, 2008, “affirms that all persons with all…

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