Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi has signed, the Kano state persons with disabilities amendment bill 2022 into law.
The bill was approved, during the weekly executive council meeting, held at government house kano.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after assenting to the bill, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje explained that, the law would pave way for inclusion and development of people living with disabilities in the state.
He highlighted that, the law provides for the establishment of a ministry to over see the affairs of PWDs, Saying that all the six clusters would be represented, in the management of the ministry.
The governor maintained that, if established, the ministry would be given all the necessary assistance to make it functional according to global standards.
He said,people living with disabilities were part of those selected for enterepreneurship training, at Dangote skills acquisition center Kano, to make them self reliant and reduce unemployment.
Dr. Ganduje however stressed that,the state has banned street begging and had set up a committee to evacuate beggers from nooks and crannies of the state.
Recall ,that Kano state house of assembly passed the PWDs amendment law on 16th November 2022, after subsequent deliberations and scrutiny by the lawmakers.
The new law provides for the establishment of a ministry, to oversee the affairs of PWDs, in addition to the allocation of 2% of all employment opportunities to the six clusters which includes the physical impaired, visually impaired.
Others are, hearing and speech impaired, spinal cord injury patients, down syndrome patients and leprosy victims.
Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Omotola Oguneye