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By Chizoba Okeke :

Awka, Dec. 5, 2019 (MOI) Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Uche Okafor has applauded his colleagues for passing the Disability Rights Law.

The law is aimed at integrating the physically challenged in all activities in the state.

Mr Okafor said this while felicitating with persons living with disabilities as they marked their international day held every Dec. 3.

He commended wife of the Governor, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano for using her non-governmental organisation – Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ) to provide meaningful life for the physically challenged in the state.

Mr Okafor urged well meaning citizens to use part of their wealth to contribute to toward welfare of persons with disabilities.

He also called on various government and legislative institutions in the country to formulate policies and legislations that would offer the physically challenged better life.

The speaker urged people with disabilities to live above all forms of discrimination and stigmatisation and utilise their talents to improve their well-being.

He assured them of genuine commitment of the Assembly toward enhancing their living standards. (MOI)