Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has assured the support of the state government for a successful data collection on People with Disability in the state.
The governor gave the assurance when he was presented with a letter from the National Commission for Persons with Disability, by the state Coordinator Comrade Mohammed Abba lsa.
The statement signed by the Director General Press and Media Affairs to the Governor, Mamman Mohammed, indicates that Governor Buni appealed to all members to participate actively for a successful conduct of the exercise.
“You are advised to cooperate, support and take advantage of this exercise to ensure its success in the state.
“This an opportunity for you to benefit from the Federal government palliative which you should make good use of, in the interest of all members” he said.
Mohammed informed the governor 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 support.
He also appealed to people with disability in the state to participate in the exercise to be captured.
Mohammed said the data collected would be used as record for use on distribution of palliative now and in the future.
” When completed, only those who are captured will be considered in distribution of support from the state and federal governments.
“This exercise is therefore necessary and crucial to all our members” he emphasized.