President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assented to Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill days after he blamed the National Assembly for not transmitting the bill to him.
Buhari last week Wednesday at a town hall meeting hosted by journalist Kadaria Ahmad in Abuja said he sent the bill back to the National Assembly.
“I think we sent [it] to the National Assembly,” Buhari said after Kadaria, pressed further for answers.
Kadaria reminded Buhari that the bill was no longer with the National Assembly,a question that forced the Vice President Yemi Osibanjo to reply that he was not aware that the bill is with the presidency.
“Even as of Wednesday, there was a demonstration in front of the National Assembly where they were saying that they were giving the National Assembly seven days to transmit the bill to us, to the presidency. I am not aware of that. We are not aware,” he said.
The National Assembly last year passed and transmitted the Disability bill to the presidency for assent.