In a progressive move aimed at enhancing the well-being of Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs), the Jigawa State Government has announced a substantial increase in their monthly allowance from N7,000 to N10,000. This uplifting decision, revealed by Alhaji Sagir Musa, the Commissioner for Information, Youths, Sports, and Culture, follows the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting held on Thursday.
The approved increment not only involves a noteworthy raise in the monthly stipend but also entails an increase in the number of beneficiaries in each of the 27 local government areas, now expanded from 150 to 200. Alhaji Sagir Musa highlighted that this decision reflects the government’s steadfast commitment to improving the overall welfare of PWDs in the state.
The SEC further sanctioned the establishment of a comprehensive database encompassing orphans, orphanages, vulnerable individuals, and the aged population. This initiative, responding to a memo presented by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, underscores the government’s proactive approach in addressing the needs of marginalized groups.
Additionally, the council approved the conduct of physical verification and validation for Persons Living with Disabilities, a crucial step to ensure accurate identification and targeted support for those in need.
Alhaji Sagir Musa expressed, “Following deliberations on the memo, the council unanimously approved the upward review of the monthly allowance for each person living with a disability from N7,000 to N10,000. The council also approved an increase in the number of beneficiaries in each of the 27 local government areas from 150 to 200.”
This decision by the Jigawa State Government not only signifies a commitment to inclusivity but also sets a positive precedent for social welfare initiatives in the region. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing and addressing the needs of Persons Living with Disabilities, contributing to the creation of a more inclusive and compassionate society.
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