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Covid-19: NGO sensitizes persons with disabilities on adherence to NCDC preventive measures

by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna

An NGO – the ‘Coalition of Humanitarian Organization’ – has sensitized persons with disabilities on how to adhere to the NCDC preventive measures against the Convid-19 pandemic.

Chairman of the coalition of Civil Society Organization in Kaduna, Mr Haruna Obadiah, said during their investigation, it was observed that persons with disabilities are the worse hit by the Nobel Covid-19 lockdown pandemic for the past weeks due to their nature.

Obadiah said the meeting was organized to educate and sensitize leaders of all the persons with disability clusters, from 23 local governments of Kaduna state, so that they can equally go back and meet their members to raise more awareness on various preventive ways against the virus that is killing and suffering thousands of human beings world-wide.

He said, they came to the rehabilitation centre, in order to create awareness among persons with disabilities that have been neglected in the area of awareness creation and the importance of engaging some of their state leaders to be involved in sensitizing more of their members.

According to Mr Obadiah, the issue of lack of awareness creation to the uneducated, deaf/dump and those that cannot afford any medium of communication, like print or
electronic, in order for them to adhere to NCDC precautionary guidelines was discussed.

Earlier in his remark, national president of Life Anchor International, Mr Agada Simon, said they were at the meeting to discuss with all the heads of the groups on issues and challenges facing their association and have a channel of communication in finding out solutions on how people can be enlightened in present situation and the future.

Simon added that the aim of the meeting was to inform them on all the various ways to prevent themselves and their families from the pandemic, saying, “You are important in the world; that is why God created you, and our job here is to educate you on Covid-19.

“This is the first meeting, and we will be coming again with some other health experts and specialists with other stakeholders. Our joy is to see that you are also carried along in all issues related to information dissemination to everyone in the society,” he added.

Responding, Hajiya Hajara Nasiru, who is Kaduna state chair person of women, deaf and dump, expressed their satisfaction and thanked the groups for remembering them among the citizens of Kaduna state.

She called on other stakeholders to equally have time to visit them so as to take more coronavirus campaign to all the deaf and dump living in both rural and urban centres across the state.

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