President Buhari signs law criminalizing discrimination against persons with disability
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, 23rd January signed into law a legislation that criminalises common discriminations against persons with disabilities.
“This Act prohibits all forms of discrimination on ground of disability and imposes fine of N1, 000, 000 for corporate bodies and N100, 000 for individuals or a term of six months imprisonment for violation concurrently,” Mr Enang said.
“It guarantees right to maintain civil action for damage by the person injured against any defaulter.
“It provides for a five-year transitional period within which public buildings, structures or automobile are to be modified to be accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, including those on wheelchairs,” the official added.
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