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Street Hawking: FCTA, NCPWD join hands to secure trading spaces for PwDs

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The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) is set to collaborate with the FCT Administration to secure commercial spaces for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to conduct their lawful trade.

Executive Secretary of the NCPWD, James Lalu, announced this during a meeting with the leadership of the Self-Reliance for Physically Challenged Traders Association of Nigeria (SPCTAN), led by their Chairman, Mr Munnir Shehu in Abuja, News Agency of Nigeria reported.

According to reports, the delegation visited the commission to express their concerns regarding the disruption of their business by the joint task force and submitted a letter of appeal to the Executive Secretary for onward delivery to the FCT Minister.

The NCPWD executive secretary assured the visitor of his determination to support their course to ensure that they have a decent means of livelihood.

Shehu, the Chairman of the association, mentioned that they have a significant number of members, with at least 293 individuals engaged in legitimate businesses in the FCT.

He appealed to the FCT Administration to provide them with shops to enable them to conduct their businesses more decently and securely.

This appeal arises from the need to move their activities off the streets to prevent further harassment and confrontations with the members of the environmental joint task force in the city.

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