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Hon. Bridget Anyafulu (in white) speaking on the floor of the Delta State House of Assembly
Hon. Bridget Anyafulu, Chairman, House Committee on Housing, Women Affairs, Girl Child Entrepreneurship and Humanitarian Support Services speaking on the floor of the State Assembly

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Delta Assembly set to Hold Public Hearing on Disability Bill


A Public Hearing on the Delta State Protection of Persons with Disability Bill has been scheduled for Monday 26 February 2024.

This was announced by the Assembly Joint Committee on Housing, Women Affairs, Girl Child Entrepreneurship and Humanitarian Support Services, and Special Committee on Bills, scrutinizing the proposed law.

A statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Housing, Women Affairs, Girl Child Entrepreneurship and Humanitarian Support Services, Hon Bridget Anyafulu, said the public hearing will be held at the Press Center, Delta State House of Assembly Complex, Okpanam Road, Asaba beginning at 10 am.

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The statement encourages interested individuals, organizations and the general public to be part of the process as stakeholders’ inputs are key to the making of the proposed law.

It urges those who have not submitted copies of their memoranda, to come along with them to the public hearing.

Hon Anyafulu had in an earlier statement and in pursuit of the committee’s mandate, called for written contributions from interested organizations, institutions and individuals, including the Delta State Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development, Humanitarian Affairs, Community Support Services and Girl Child Development, as well as Ministry of Housing.

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The Lawmaker who represents Oshimili South Constituency, also named, the Directorate of Establishment and Pensions, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, non-governmental organizations, NGOs, amongst others where inputs are also being expected in the making of the new law.

According to the Lawmaker, all memoranda should be in twenty copies, enclosed in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Committee, marked “Delta State Protection of Persons with Disability Bill” and forwarded to reach the Committee on or before the next Monday’s scheduled date for the public hearing.

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The joint committee is expected to meet to scrutinize and discuss the inputs of the various stakeholders before presenting its report at plenary.

It will be recalled that the Assembly in its sitting on Wednesday, 24th January 2024, referred the Delta State Protection of Persons with Disability Bill to the joint committee after the bill was read for the second time at plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Emomotimi Guwor.


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