By Tina George, Minna
A non-governmental organization (NGO), International Centre for Reproductive Sexual Rights (INCRESE), has distributed COVID-19 palliatives to 50 persons living with disabilities in Niger state.
The palliatives were shared to youths between 10 to 19 years, who are suffering from leprosy, blindness, spinal cord and other disabilities in Chanchaga, Bosso and Shiroro local government areas.
INCRESE Executive Director, Cesnabmihilo Dorothy Nuhu, during the sensitization on COVID-19, said the items are worth $5,000, adding that it was aimed at cushioning the impact of COVID-19 on the vulnerable groups.
According to her, each beneficiary went home with a package containing 10kg rice, two litres of red oil, half carton of peak milk, Milo, Indomie, sanitizer, three face masks, two packs of salt, soaps and other domestic items.
Nuhu accused the government at all levels of playing lip service towards alleviating the sufferings of the people during the period of COVID-19 pandemic.
According to her, the palliatives did not get to those it was supposed to.
The Executive Director urged the people to always obey the precautionary measures put in place by the governments and ministry of health in curbing the spread of the disease.