COVID-19-PLWD urges palliative committee to co-opt members in distribution process
The Gombe State chapter of the Association of People Living With Disabilities (PLWD), has urged the state palliative committee to co-opt its members in the process of distribution.
Alhaji Ali Goro, the chairman of the association in Gombe, gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerua (NAN) on Monday.
He expressed concern that a significant number of his members in the state might not benefit from the palliatives because none of them was involved in the committee membership.
Goro said involving them, would go a long way in identifying the target population particularly, the PWD, who he said, were among the vulnerable in the society.
“Involving us in the committee will go a long way in helping the committee to identify the target group particularly our members, who are more vulnerable in the society.
“We are at greater risk in a situation like this because we cannot go out to look for food, the pandemic is really affecting us.
“We depend on others for care and support and those who will assist us are also affected in one way or the other as a result of the pandemic, hence the need for government to consider us in the palliative distribution,” he said.
NAN recalls that Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, had inaugurated the state palliative-committee members with the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu -Abubakar as the chairman.
NAN also reports that the committee identified 66,000 households in the state, who would benefit from the gesture. (NAN)