In an effort to cushion the effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on the people, Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Center in Plateau state, had today the 15th May 2020 extended humanitarian intervention to persons living with disability in Jos East, Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local Government Areas, Plateau State.
Delivering the items in a low-key event that held in the Council Secretariat complex in the mentioned Local Government Areas to stick to social distancing, the CEO Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Center and a great Philanthropist, Chief Ayuba Burki Gufwan disclosed that he was there to demonstrate love and assist the target persons with food items to alleviate their suffering.
Chief Ayuba Burki Gufwan, CEO Beautiful Gates Handicapped People Centre Jos said COVID-19 pandemic has affected social, economic, religious and other activities.
He said government alone cannot do it hence the intervention from Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre.
He charged the Council Chairmen of the areas visited to always consider people living with disability in their activities most importantly now so they can get palliatives to cushion the adverse effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief Ayuba urged the beneficiaries to also assist people who may be in need.
He said he targeted People living with disability because they constitute the poorest of the poor in the society and need special attention.
Chief Ayuba said the means of livelihood of the people has been greatly affected on account of the pandemic
He charged government intervention in providing farm inputs now that the rainy season is here.
He urged them to stick to all preventive measures advised by health experts and government directives aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus while urging government at all levels to increase palliative interventions to the people.
In his remarks, Plateau State Chairman Joint Association of People with disabilities, Hon. Seth Ata appreciated the humanitarian gesture which he said depicts love and empathy, calling on government at all levels, NGOs and well spirited individuals to emulate Hon. Ayuba Burki Gufwan by assisting the people with palliatives in this trying times.
He urged the Chairmen to always engage persons with disability to give them sense of belonging in the society.
He appreciated Chief Ayuba Gufwan for identifying with Members of his Constituency in the entire State.
In their separate remarks, Council Chairmen of the Areas visited Lauded Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Centre for identifying with people with disability in his humanitarian intervention.
They gave assurance to always carry people living with disability in their policies.
Chairmen of the Local Government Joint Association of people living with disability in the areas visited who couldn’t hide their joy commended the empathy displayed by Hon. Ayuba Gufwan and prayed God to open greater doors so he can reach more persons.
They lauded his impacts on the less privileged and vulnerable in the society saying his contributions to human capital development can never go unnoticed.
The food items shared to 300 beneficiaries (100 each) in the 3 Local Government Areas were rice, beans, garri and maize.
Similar gesture has been done to people living with disabilities in 14 other Local Government Areas in the State.