Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has changed People Living with Disabilities in the state to actively participate in the upcoming data collection exercise to be conducted by the National Commission for Persons with Disability.
Buni gave the charge on Saturday in a statement by his Spokesman, Mamman Mohammed when he received a letter from the National Commission for Persons with Disability, by the state Coordinator Comrade Mohammed Abba lsa.
The Governor assured the support of the state government for a successful data collection on People with Disability in the state, appealing to all members to participate actively for the successful conduct of the exercise.
He said the upcoming exercise is an opportunity for them to benefit from the Federal government’s palliatives.
“You are advised to cooperate, support and take advantage of this exercise to ensure its success in the state” he appealed.
Isah had informed Governor Buni that the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities would commence the data collection exercise on Thursday 12th August, 2021 in all the 17 local government areas in the state.
The coordinator explained that the exercise is to capture the list of persons with disabilities in the state to benefit from the COVID-19 palliative of the federal government and other subsequent supports.
Isah said, “the data collected would be used in the distribution of palliative now and in the future.
“And when completed, only those who are captured will be considered in distribution of support from the state and federal governments”.
He, therefore, described the exercise as necessary and crucial to all People Living with Disabilities.