By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State House of Assembly has given assurance that it will accelerate the passage into law of the Zamfara Disability Bill.
This assurance was given by a member of the House, Kabiru Magaji Kotorkoshi at the closing of a three-day workshop on Zamfara State Disability Bill Harmonization, organized by the Save the Children International (SCI).
Kotorkoshi who is the Chairman House Committee on Women and Children Affairs, said that the PWD bill which has passed first and second reading at the House will be given special consideration to enable it to be quickly passed into law for assent by the governor.
Kotorshi who is representing Bungudu East State Constituency said the passing of the People With Disability Bill into law will enable those living with disability have their rights protected by law, for them to have equal opportunities in the state.
“With this harmonization of the bill which is presently ready for third and final reading, the entire members of the assembly will give it needed support to enable it quick passage into law.
“The bill when passed into law, will bring about meaningful development in the state as People With Disability will be able to contribute their quota without discrimination,.
“The passage of the bill into law will ensure the full integration of persons with disability into the society by establishing a commission that will be responsible for their education, health and other rights,” he said.
He commended the participants who were drawn from the different clusters of PWD in the state for their contributions to the bill which he said, will make the lawmakers to understand its importance and the need for its passage into law.
The Advocacy and Communications Officer of the SCI, Malam Nura Muhammad Dantawasa said the workshop was organised to provide a platform for PWD to rob minds with lawmakers on the need to have a bill which when passed, will protect the rights of people with disability and the state at large.
“Our primary concern is to ensure the protection of the rights of people with disability and also their development,” he said.
Dantawasa said SCI will continue to support the protection of the less privileged and the vulnerable in the state.
About seven lawmakers and other stakeholders from the different clusters of the PWD attended the three-day bill harmonization workshop.