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CSO urges Borno government to conduct census of persons with disabilities

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The Network of Civil Society Organisations, Borno Chapter, has called on the state government to conduct head-count of Persons with Disabilities (PLWD), to fast track implementation of support services to them.
Mr Ahmad Shehu, Chairman of the organisation, made the call at a rally to commemorate the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on Monday in Maiduguri.
Shehu said that the call was imperative to build a comprehensive data of persons with disability to facilitate proper planning and implementation of support programmes.
He said that lack of population data on persons with disabilities hindered effective implementation of programmes, designed to improve their social and economic well-being.
“The government should create an enabling environment for PLWD to attain their potentials because it is the only way to prevent them from street begging.
“Absence of data of persons with disabilities affect planning and interventions, hence the need to carry out census.

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