Home Disability News NCPWD, NEMA Join Forces to Distribute Relief Items to PWDs Affected by Fire Incident

NCPWD, NEMA Join Forces to Distribute Relief Items to PWDs Affected by Fire Incident

by Inclusive News Network

In a collaborative effort to provide vital support to individuals with disabilities, the National Commission For Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) and the National National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) joined forces to distribute relief items to persons with disabilities affected by a fire incident that ravaged a community in the outskirt of Abuja City Centre.

Relief items, such as bags of rice, foam mattresses, pieces of wax print, blankets, pieces of guinea brocade, plastic buckets, Plastic cups, plates, and spoons, Children’s, women’s, and men’s clothing, were distributed to beneficiaries at Mashood Abiola National Stadium.

The Disability Commission in a statement released yesterday said the event underscored the commitment of both agencies to prioritize the welfare and inclusion of persons with disabilities in disaster response efforts.

According to the commission, “these essential provisions aim to address the immediate needs of individuals and families impacted by the disasters, offering comfort and support as they work towards recovery and rebuilding.

The Director General of NEMA, Mrs Zubaida Umar, who flagged-off the relief distribution in Abuja affirmed the agency’s commitment to prioritise the protection of right and welfare of vulnerable persons and those living with disabilities during emergency situations and response to disasters.

She said the relief were provided by NEMA following request by the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities for the agency to support them after the fire incident at Karmojiji that destroyed their homes, degraded their livelihoods and had subjected them to more hardship.

She also extended the sympathy of the agency to those affected by the fire and appreciated the collaboration of stakeholders towards providing them with the much desired succour.

Some of the beneficiaries requested more support to enable them to become self-reliant.

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