Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has assured the support of his administration for a data collection of People Living With Disabilities, PLWD, in the state.
A statement by the Director-General Press Affairs and Media to the Governor, Mamman Mohammed, said Mr Buni gave the assurance when he was presented with a letter from the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, by the state coordinator, Mohammed Isa.
The governor said his administration was committed to supporting them on the exercise, urging members to participate actively for better results.
“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 which you should make good use of in the interest of all members,” the governor said.
Earlier, Mr Isa said the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities would commence the data collection exercise on Thursday, the 12th of August, 2021 in all the 17 local government areas of the state.
He said the exercise was to capture the list of persons with disabilities in the state for them to benefit from the COVID-19 palliative of the Federal Government and other subsequent support.
He said the data collected would be used as a record for use on 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 the federal government.
“This exercise is therefore necessary and crucial to all our members,” he emphasized.