Abia Assembly expects to enact a disability measure.


The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Chinedum Orji has promised that the State’s 7th Assembly would soon pass the Persons with Disability Bill into law.

Orji stated this when the wife of the Governor of the state, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu and wife of the Deputy Governor, Lady Vivian Ude Okochukwu-led advocacy team visited members of the State House of Assembly.

Wife of Abia State Governor had, in an address presented during the advocacy visit begged the Speaker and his colleagues to consider passing into law the Widows and Disabled Persons Bills which had been with them.

Deaconess Ikpeazu also solicited lawmakers to review 2006 Child Rights Law which she noted has some grey areas that needed to be amended.

Mrs Ikpeazu appealed to the lawmakers to consider the review of the 2006 Abia State Child Rights law.

Deaconess Ikpeazu made the appeal when she appeared before members of the State Assembly on Tuesday with her Advocacy Team.

She thanked the House for being proactive in its legislative affairs and commended them for passing into law so many bills which directly affect children and women.

She said the bills are people-oriented and will have a greater positive impact on children and women of Abia State.
She then requested that the House reviews the Child Rights Law which was passed in 2006.

She also requested that the House give attention to the Widows and Disabled Persons Bills.

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