The federal government has ordered the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) ensure television stations deploy sign language interpreters during news airing.
The Minister issued the directive in Abuja on Monday when he received executives of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities on a courtesy visit to his office.
“I can assure you that a directive will go out to television stations pointing their attention to the relevant provisions of the Broadcasting Code.”
Mohammed added that the order will take effect in a few weeks.
The Minister said his ministry will collaborate with the Centre in the implementation of Section Two of the Discrimination Against Persons With Disability (Prohibition) Act by making provisions for the promotion of awareness regarding the rights, respect and dignity of persons with disabilities as well as highlight their capabilities, activities and contribution to society.