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.