Tinubu Ratifies Protocol on Rights of Persons with Disabilities  - The Top Society

Tinubu Ratifies Protocol on Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

...aims for inclusive society 


In a significant move towards promoting inclusivity and upholding the rights of all individuals, President Bola Tinubu has officially signed the Instrument of Ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria.

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This milestone decision follows the adoption of the instrument during the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 29, 2018.

In a statement released by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale on Thursday, the President emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring that the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities are protected and upheld within the country.

“I, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, do hereby formally declare that the Federal Republic of Nigeria accepts the aforementioned Protocol and undertakes to faithfully perform and carry out the stipulations therein contained,” Tinubu was quoted as saying.

“In witness whereof, I, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, have set my hand and Seal of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on this Instrument of Ratification at Abuja on this 19th day of October in the year Two Thousand and Twenty-Three.”

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The decision is expected to pave the way for the implementation of comprehensive measures and policies geared towards fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for people with disabilities.

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