ASABA — DELTA State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Peter Mrakpor, has said that an executive bill that seeks to criminalise abuse and discrimination of persons living with disability would soon be forwarded to the state House of Assembly for consideration and passage as part of efforts towards protecting their rights.

Mrakpor, who stated this when he granted audience to Persons Living with Disability from Delta North senatorial district of the state, yesterday, assured them of government’s adequate protection of their fundamental rights and against all forms of molestation, discrimination and abuse.

Emphasizing that it was the responsibility of government to protect and promote human dignity and rights of all persons in society against torture, harassment, inhuman or degrading treatment, he said that every individual was entitled to respect irrespective of status and abilities.

The commissioner who accepted to be the Patron of the Delta North Chapter of Persons Living with Disability sought their contribution towards the enactment of a law that protects their rights.

 

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