Monday 23rd October, 2017
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FCTA to make public buildings user-friendly for people with disability

FCTA to make public buildings user-friendly for people with disability

In line with advocacies and demands by the leader­ship of People Living with Disability (PLWD), the FCT Administration has indicated that it would amend existing public buildings to conform with disability friendly status by redesigning accesses.

Apart from amending ex­isting structures, the FCT Minister has assured that fu­ture structures would accom­modate disability plans in their designs as it is working to introduce regulations that would ensure that all future public building plans provide for people with disability be­fore their approval.

In a press statement signed by Cosmos Uzodinma, Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister and made available to The AUTHORITY, the Minister, Malam Muham­mad Musa Bello made the disclosure Monday when he received a delegation from the Kpakpando Foundation that paid him a courtesy call in his office in Abuja.

The Minister revealed that the FCT Administra­tion also intends to seek ways to amend existing building structures to make them nav­igable by the physically chal­lenged and other vulnerable citizens, pointing out that a modification of the building housing the Minister’s office was carried out last year to provide for a ramp and con­ference room on the ground floor for meetings with the persons with disability.

In another development, Malam Bello also revealed that plans are ongoing to cre­ate informal markets in the Federal Capital City where persons with disability, less privileged people and other interested residents could own stalls, while expressing his determination to provide economic opportunities for the vulnerable members of the FCT society.

 

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