Tinubu Signs AU Charter On Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

Tinubu Signs AU Charter On Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

by Victor Ndubuisi

President Bola Tinubu has signed the protocol to the African Union (AU) charter to promote the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria.

The President made this known in a statement issued by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday in Abuja.

According to Anaedoonline.ng, the instrument was adopted by the 30th ordinary session of the AU assembly, which took place on January 29, 2018 in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

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According to the charter, PWDs have the right to equality, non-discrimination, and equal respect before the law, among other things.


The President committed to preserve the rights of people with disabilities in the county and to ensure their well-being.

The statement reads: “I, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, do hereby formally declare that the Federal Republic of Nigeria accepts the aforementioned protocol and undertakes to faithfully perform and carry out the stipulations therein contained.

“In witness whereof, I, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, have set my hand and Seal of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on this instrument of ratification at Abuja on this 19th day of October in the year Two Thousand and Twenty-Three.”

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In recent weeks, the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) claimed that PWDs were excluded from the federal government’s palliative distribution programme, which was launched to mitigate the impact of the elimination of the petrol subsidy.


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