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Historic Moment as Osun Assembly Passes Disabilities Prohibition Bill

In a landmark move towards promoting inclusivity and equality, the Osun State House of Assembly has unanimously passed the Osun State Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Bill into law.

The momentous decision was reached during a pivotal plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Hon. Adewale Egbedun, on Tuesday. The bill, which aims to eradicate discrimination against persons with disabilities, represents a significant step towards creating a more accessible and inclusive society in Osun State.

At the heart of the bill is a commitment to ensuring that persons with disabilities have equal access to essential services such as healthcare, education, employment, and other social amenities. By providing legal protections and safeguards, the legislation seeks to dismantle barriers that have long hindered the full participation and integration of persons with disabilities into society.

In his remarks, Speaker Egbedun underscored the importance of the bill in promoting social justice and equity for all citizens of Osun State. He emphasized that the passage of the bill reaffirms the Assembly’s unwavering commitment to upholding the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.

“This bill represents a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable society,” stated Speaker Egbedun. “By enshrining the rights of persons with disabilities into law, we are sending a clear message that discrimination and exclusion have no place in our state.”

The passage of the bill marks the culmination of extensive deliberations and consultations with stakeholders, advocacy groups, and persons with disabilities themselves. Their invaluable input and insights have informed the drafting and refinement of the legislation, ensuring that it addresses the diverse needs and challenges faced by persons with disabilities in Osun State.

With the bill now passed, it will be forwarded to the Governor for assent, paving the way for its formal enactment into law. Once enacted, the legislation is poised to bring about tangible improvements in the lives of persons with disabilities, empowering them to fully participate in and contribute to the socio-economic development of Osun State.

As news of the bill’s passage spreads, there is a sense of optimism and hope among persons with disabilities and their allies across Osun State. For many, it represents a long-awaited victory in their ongoing struggle for equality, dignity, and inclusion.

The passage of the Osun State Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Bill is not just a legislative achievement; it is a testament to the resilience, determination, and collective action of individuals and communities dedicated to building a more just and inclusive society for all.

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