The Federal Authorities, on Thursday, recognized social safety programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari such because the Conditional Money Switch as one of many key achievements of the present administration.
The Minister of Data and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in Abuja on Thursday on the 2021 FRCN Annual Lecture, with the theme ‘The Crucial of Incapacity Inclusion in Nationwide Transformation.
In keeping with the minister, President Buhari has demonstrated an unusual ardour for inclusive social safety by means of the creation of lasting constructions and establishments that can outlast his administration.
The Minister careworn that the President’s ardour was demonstrated within the creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Improvement to cater for, amongst others, the weak within the society.
Mr Lai Mohammed added that the Buhari Administration has additionally created the Nationwide Fee for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPWD), headed by an Govt Secretary from the group of individuals with disabilities, within the individual of Mr James David Lalu, to formulate and implement insurance policies beneficial to individuals with disabilities.
“One other important step got here in January 2019 with the ratification of the Discrimination Towards Individuals with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018, which has grow to be a significant plank for guaranteeing inclusive social safety within the nation.
“It’s instructive to notice that in all the assorted social safety programmes of the current administration, such because the Conditional Money Switch, the Authorities Enterprising and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), the N-power and the Dwelling-Grown College Feeding programmes, to say only a few, particular consideration was given to the plight of individuals with disabilities,” Alhaji Mohammed stated.
He stated the Buhari Administration has recorded many firsts within the space of incapacity inclusion by appointing individuals with disabilities to his authorities, together with a Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Incapacity Issues (a Blind); Particular Assistant to the President on Incapacity (Particular person with Bodily Incapacity); Particular Assistant to the President on Particular Wants (a Blind); Six Members of the Governing Council of the Nationwide Fee for Individuals with Disabilities in addition to Govt Secretary of the Nationwide Fee for Individuals with Incapacity (a Deaf).
The Minister additionally listed the Administration’s achievements within the space of incapacity inclusion because the lodging of 100,000 beneficiaries with disabilities within the Conditional money switch; Inclusion of 40,000 individuals with disabilities within the Batch C, stream 1 of the N-Energy programme of the Federal Authorities; ongoing design and development of accessibility amenities in three Nigerian Universities (Uthman Dan Fodio College, Sokoto; Ahmadu Bello College, Zaria and the College of Ilorin).
He stated the Nationwide Fee for Individuals with Disabilities has commenced the enrolment of Individuals with Disabilities in a particular medical health insurance scheme specifically designed to start with 800 pilot beneficiaries chopping throughout the federation, whereas the Federal Mortgage Financial institution of Nigeria, in collaboration with the Nationwide Fee for Individuals with Disabilities, is at present growing a Nationwide Accessible Housing Programme for Individuals with Incapacity within the FCT and the 36 states, with a view to fixing the housing wants of the incapacity group.
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