The Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Disability Matters Barrister, Chuks Ezewuzie, has called on the National Assembly to come up with a bill that will create seats for persons with disabilities in both Federal chambers.
Barrister Ezewuzie who made the call while addressing the House of Representatives Special Committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution, suggested an amendment to Section forty-eight, forty-nine and seventy-one of the 1999 Constitution as amended, to include thirty five million Nigerians living with disabilities in the parliamentary politics.
He commended the lawmakers for supporting a similar bill which seeks to create additional one hundred and eleven seats for women in both the upper and lower chambers.
The Special Adviser maintained that given persons living with disabilities the opportunity to be represented in the National Assembly, will give them a huge sense of belonging, as well as allow them to contribute their quota in the National development.
Barrister Ezewuzie commended Governor Willie Obiano for being the best disability friendly Governor in Nigeria, through his inclusiveness in governance and urged the Lawmakers and other Governors in Nigeria to emulate Governor Obiano’s humane disposition towards persons living with disabilities.