From Mathew Jwantu,
A Feminist Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) International Centre for Reproductive Sexual Rights (INCRESE) in collaboration with Spanish Organisation, Mundo Cooperante has distributed Covid-19 palliatives of various items worth 5,000 US Dollars to 50 disable persons in Niger state.
The Executive Director of INCRESE, Cesnabmihilo Dorothy Nuhu told Reporters Saturday during a sensitisation on Covid 19, presentation and distribution of the palliatives to the beneficiaries in Minna, the Niger State capital, said the gesture was aimed at cushioning the impact of the pandemic on this vulnerable groups from different associations.
She explained that the beneficiaries consisted of 30% male and 70% females all between the ages of 10 years to 19 years from leprosy, blind, spinal cord, and other disability organizations in three local governments of Chanchaga, Bosso, and Shiroro.
Mrs. Nuhu noted that each of the beneficiaries was identified through screening, however, want a home with a package of goods worth N25,000 which include; 10kg rice, two liters of red oil, half cartons of peak milk, Milo and Indomie, sanitizer, 3 face masks, two packs of salt, soaps and other required domestic items.
The Executive Director stressed the need to sensitized the people with adequate and relevant information on the preventive measures so as to prevent themselves from coronavirus (Covid -19) as well as educate them on the diversitating consequences of the pandemic.
She advised them to always obey the precautionary measures put in place by the governments and medical profession to curb the spread of the disease like regular hand washing, use of face mask, social distancing, and avoid social gathering.
She however accused Nigerian governments at all levels for not doing enough for the Covid -19 pandemic but lip service to the citizens including palliatives distribution but applauded the clerics for their efforts in the enlightenment of the people.
“INCRESE is known for advocating for sexual reproductive and health who works in partnership with other organizations within and outside Niger state in providing legal services promotes agenda equity, sexual violence prevention and many more”.