The Abia State House of Assembly today, the 31st day of August, 2022 passed into law the H.A.B 23: ” A Bill for a law to establish the Abia state welfare for the disabled persons and other matters incidental thereto.
The passage of the law followed the consideration of the Bill at the Committee of the whole which was chaired by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji and it’s 3rd reading.
The bill after due consideration by members of the state house of Assembly was passed into law with the Speaker announcing that upon being assented to by the Governor, it shall be deemed to have come into force on the 31st day of August, 2022.
Speaking with newsmen, the Deputy Majority Leader and member representing Ukwa East State Constituency Hon. Paul Taribo who is the sponsor of the bill described it as a landmark bill that will go a long way to place the destiny of the persons with disabilities in their hands.
Taribo expressed gratitude to the Speaker and other members of the House for ensuring that the bill is passed into law, adding that with the interest and commitment of the executive.
The deputy majority leader is confident that it will soon be assented to and implemented to give persons with disabilities a sense of belonging.