FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLANS TO COMPEL TV STATIONS TO FEATURE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS.

In a bid to carry persons with disabilities along in broadcasting, the Federal Government says it will direct the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission to compel public and private television stations to feature sign language interpreters during their major news presentations.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the 2021 Annual Lecture of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.

Mohammed’s decision was sequel to a complaint by a former Leader of Abuja Association of the Deaf, Women’s Wing, Abdulwasiu, who spoke through a sign interpreter, stressing that they suffered exclusion because they just stare at pictures during news hour without knowing what they were saying.

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