The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has distributed 540 bags of palliatives to the Persons Living With Disabilities, in Kwali Area Council, Abuja.
The distribution was made over the weekend, while speaking at the Event, the Special Assistant on Persons with Special Needs, Hon. Danjuma Attah, who represented the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq.
He stated that the distribution of the palliatives is a continuation of the Federal Government effort of Covid19 outreach to the Persons living with disabilities which was flagged off on the 9th of May 2020 at Karmajiji disabled community.
Attah added that the distribution of the items is in line with the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari to ease the effect of Covid19 lockdown order on the vulnerable especially the Persons Living With Disabilities.
He also encouraged the beneficiaries to fully participate in the ongoing N-power registration while noted that President Buhari directed the inclusion and special consideration for the People Living With Disabilities in the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), which is first of its kind in the history of Nigeria.
The Chairman Kwali Area Council, Hon. Danladi Chiya who was represented by the Kwali Area Council Secretary, Mallam Bako Pai expressed their gratitude to the Federal Government for the kind gesture.
He stated that President Buhari’s administration has been doing well in supporting the vulnerable Nigerians and persons living with disabilities, especially during this Covid-19 lockdown. Adding that this items will go a long way in supporting the livelihood of the beneficiaries during this period.
540 bags of palliatives each containing; 5kg vegetable oil, 10kg of rice, 5kg of semovita, 10pcs of spaghetti, 1 carton of Indomie, and 1 wrapper, were distributed to 540 beneficiaries.