Chairman of Katsina State Chapter of Nigeria National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), Isyaku Hassan Yargoje has enumerated his plans for the Association in the coming years.
Yargoje, who noted that the last one year in office had been quite challenging, said that efforts are ongoing to record appreciable progress in the Association in the State.
According to him, in the last one year, his administration has ensured that the Association is registered with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and currently waiting for tax number, while it has also partnered with several government organisations and Non governmental organisations including the Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Education, SUBEB, Mangal foundation and Guga global foundation.
“Yesterday was exactly one year got into office of Katsina state NNAD. I wish to say a very big Thank You to you all particularly the executive members, legal members, elders etc for your patience,understanding and criticism in one way or the other to see us excel.
“It is good for everyone to speak his/her own mind concerning our strengths and weaknesses.
“In fact, starting point always have negative impact, I assure you every failure can be turned to success if we know our destination as I earlier said. We know the challenges that are confronting us today, especially programme areas and empowerment, while it is not easy,” he said.
He however said his administration will not tax anyone for sponsoring the Association, expressing optimism that once everything is in order, success will be recorded.
He also charged members to see it as a duty to mobilize people as much as they can, noting that targets will be given on getting people involved.
“It is high time that everyone must register as a full member of our great Association including the state Chairman and the rest excos. After the registration everyone will issue the certificate of registration and the ID card.
“We should be patient for the state annual conference/general meeting it might be delay.
“We can’t know how many legal members we have for now,until after our general meeting day whereas everyone will be issued with certification and ID card only those registered,” Yargoje said.
The NNAD Katsina chapter chairman also expressed optimism that funds could be generated from the sale of membership Form and Member Card rather than taxing people, adding that new members of NNAD will henceforth pay N1,500 for membership form and member Card.
He urged members to spread the news about NNAD Katsina branch across all social media platforms including facebook,Whataspp, Instagram,Telegram and share the aims and objectives of the Association.
On the issue of projects and empowerments, he said funding was an issue, however pleaded for patience and understanding, while thanking them for the support so far.
“Without money you go nowhere in life even your personal life. So I plead for your patience and understanding.
“We will give ourselves from now to January 2021 our members must be registered also get our office ready.
“We are going to print our hand bill( pamplets)to let people know our aim and objective which I am working on it,” he said.
He also tasked all members of the Executive to see it as a responsibility to travel to all local government towns to know the number of active members before thinking of
“I really appreciate your efforts and time spent, we still need to do more as a beginner. Never lose hope in us and never give up.
“Since 1990 NNAD Katsina State branch came into existence till date nothing much was done and youths suffered a lot so it is high time we bring breakthrough and change the story. Proper plan brings good result,” he said.