Gov. Buni reiterates support to PLWD, stresses importance of data collection exercise

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Governor Buni and the State coordinator, National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Comrade Mohammad Abba
Governor Buni and the State coordinator, National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Comrade Mohammad Abba

Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Mai Mala Buni has assured people living with disabilities in the state of his administration’s readiness to support them at all times.

The governor said the collection of their data is very important as they can also benefit from the federal government’s Covid-19 palliatives amongst other government intervention programs.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Governor’s Director of press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed who revealed that Governor Buni gave the assurance when the state coordinator of National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, comrade Mohammad Abba Disa presented a letter to him in Yobe.

He said Governor Buni charge members of the commission to actively participate and be organised so as to ensure the smooth conduct of the exercise.
“You are advised to cooperate, Support and take advantage of this exercise to ensure its success in the state.
“This is an opportunity for you to benefit from the Federal government palliative, so you ought to make good use of this exercise in the interest of all members. “

Disa, while presenting the letter, also informed the governor that the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities is set to commence the data collection exercise on Thursday 12th, August 2021 in all the 17 Local government areas of the state.

The coordinator also appealed to people with disabilities in the state to avail themselves during the exercise so they can be captured, as the data collected during the exercise would be used as a record during the distribution of palliatives now and in the future.

“When completed only those who are captured will be considered in the distribution of support from the state and Federal governments. He said.

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