The delegate representing persons living with disability urged President Jonathan to sign disability bill.
Persons Living with Disability on Tuesday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to assent to the bill on Persons Living with Disability so the can enjoy their rights as Nigerians.
A delegate representing Persons Living with Disability, Esther Andrew, made the call at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja.
She decried the high level of discrimination suffered by persons living with disability in the country.
“The society should know why people living with disability always cry out; we cry out because we want the president to assent to the bill; we will be very grateful.
“There are rules that guide persons with disability.
“If a blind person is about crossing the road, you raise your white cane up and all cars are supposed to respect the white cane and stop.
“But, instead, we are the ones stopping for those that have jeeps (SUVs) to pass. They are not doing us well.
“And you find out we also want to go to school. The institutions in Nigeria are not disabled friendly.
“Please we want to go to school; we want to be well read; those of us that are opportuned to read we undergo serious problems.
“So, it is very important that we take care of people living with disability in this country,” she said.
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