Member representing Ogbomoso North State constituency at the Oyo state house of assembly, Hon Mrs Wumi Oladeji
urged the state government to constitute the board of the Agency for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD).
According to Oladeji, the constitution of the agency will go a long in addressing complaints of rights violations and supporting victims of discrimination in seeking legal redress.
She decried that PLWD continued to face a number of human rights abuses including stigmatization and discrimination in job interviews and recruitments.
She noted that the call for the agency was in line with provisions of section 3(1) of the Oyo State Persons With Disability Law enacted in 2018 which criminialises any form of discrimination against PLWD and equalizes their opportunities in all aspects of living in the society.
The motion particularly noted that in spite of the enactment of Oyo State Persons Living with Disability Law, 2018 as well as the ratification of United Nations Convention on the Rights of PLWD, no positive result has been recorded as PLWD continue to face discrimination especially in the area of recruitment for jobs.
For the state to show its intent to implement the PLWD law, she urged the state Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development not to grant approval to public buildings and facilities except they make them PLWD friendly.
This is as the Assembly urged the Ministry of lands to ensure that all builders and engineers conform with international standards regarding access to public and private buildings by PLWD.