NSCC Donates assistive devices to Benue State Older Persons With Disabilities 

Oru Leonard 

The National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC), has donated Assistive Devices to the Benue State Government for Older Persons with Disabilities in the state.
The initiative, aimed at providing essential support to senior citizens, marks a significant step towards addressing the needs of the vulnerable geriatric population.

Director General of NSCC, Dr. Emem Omokaro said while making the presentation that NSCC is committed to promoting the welfare and dignity of senior citizens in Nigeria and that the gesture begins with Benue State following the State Governor’s special interest in social inclusion of senior citizens in Benue State.

Omokaro said Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State has shown commitment by engaging in data collection and enumeration of the older persons in the State.

She said the donation will not stop with Benue state it will cut across all the 36 states of the federation.

The Assistive Devices donated include, mobility aids such as, walking frames with wheels, Guide Cane, Quadri Pod Walking Stick, Hearing Aids, Automatic Upper arm blood pressure kid, Blood glucose monitoring system – Accu-Check, Set of Crutches, Manually Operated Wheel Chair.

The donated Assistive Devices are intended to enhance accessibility and improve the overall well-being of the older persons with disabilities in Benue state.

According to her, the NSCC’s initiative in Benue State underscores the significance of recognizing and addressing the needs of senior citizens within the broder context of social welfare and support services by prioritizing the well-being of Senior Citizens and providing essential resources and assistance, organizations like the NSCC play a crucial role in promoting inclusivity, dignity, and respect for senior citizens across Nigeria.

Receiving items, Benue State Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Aondowase Kunde accompanied by his counterpart for Health, Dr Yanmar Ortese said the provision of the Assistive Devices by the National Senior Citizens Centre is commendable and will greatly enhance the quality of life and well-being of the older persons with disabilities in Benue state.

As our society grapples with the challenges of an ageing population, such gestures of support and care are invaluable in ensuring that our older persons are able to lead dignified and comfortable lives he said.

Kunde further stated that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in Benue State is committed to ensuring that the assistive devices are distributed efficiently and equitably to those who are most in need.

“Our team will work diligently to coordinate the distribution process and ensure that beneficiaries receive the support they require.

He expressed gratitude to the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) for the generosity and compassion towards Senior Citizens and looks forward to continued collaboration in the shared mission of promoting the welfare and well-being of senior citizens working with NSCC.

(NSCC Media)

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