The Joint National Association of People With Disabilities (JONAPWD) has lamented exclusion from the palliative distribution committee in some LGAs in Kaduna.
Governor Uba Sani had constituted a committee on palliative distribution to the most vulnerable citizens.
In a statement by Sulaiman Abdulazeez, JONAPWD chair, said the majority of the LGA chairpersons in Kaduna had not followed the governor’s directive.
He noted that the committee, which the governor constituted, categorically emphasised PWDs to be among the first beneficiaries due to their vulnerability.
“Some of the LGA chairmen are refusing to coopt, identify PWDs in the committee. Reports reached us that Kaduna South and Soba local governments had followed the governor’s directives in coopting our members in their respective LGAs down to ward levels,” said Mr Abdulazeez.
Mr Abdulazeez called on Mr Sani to redirect the LGA chairpersons who refused to coopt their members in the committees in their various councils to do so with immediate effect.
He noted that JONAPWD was working tirelessly in gathering reports across the 23 LGAs to ensure its members were included in the committees.
Mr Abdulazeez commended the Kaduna governor on behalf of the entire PWDs in Kaduna State for sticking to the United National Conversion on the Right of Persons With Disabilities (UNCRPD), National Disability Act and Kaduna State Disability Law on palliatives issues.