Sunday, May 22, 2022

Anambra State Governor, Obiano To Ensure Justice For Slain Blind Man

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The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has vowed to ensure justice for a visually-impaired man, Mmaduabuchi Nnofu, from Ekwulobia community, who was allegedly killed by his own brother a few days ago.

The Governor gave the assurance on Wednesday when he inaugurated the State Disability Rights Commission in Awka, the State capital.

Mmaduabuchi, who until his death, was the coordinator of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disability in the Aguata Local Government Area of the State, was allegedly killed and burnt beyond recognition by his own brother, Onyedika Nnofu, following an argument on family land.

According to the Governor, the suspect is already in the custody of security agents, describing the murder as barbaric and wicked,

Governor Obiano charged members of the commission to collaborate with relevant ministries, parastatals and corporate bodies by issuing codes and directions for structural designs and building to make public utilities accessible to and usable by persons living with disabilities.

According to him,

“Functions of the commission are implementing government policies in the law in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and all other disability matters; and issuance of guidelines for education, social development and welfare of persons living with disabilities.

“Issuance of direction and guidelines to special schools for persons living disabilities, and issuance of direction and guidelines on all manner of disabilities, preventive or curative exercises, and other functions as stipulated in Section 12 (a-u) of Anambra State Disability Rights Law, 2018.”

Tobiloba Ayinde

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