Buhari signs disability bill into law

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang, in a statement explained that, the act prohibits all forms of discrimination on the grounds of disability and imposes fine of N1, 000, 000 on corporate bodies and N100, 000 on individuals or a term of six months imprisonment for violation. It  guarantees the right to maintain civil action for damage by the person injured against any defaulter. The act…

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