Nigeria: SEMA Registered 790 Mentally People In 13 Rehabilitation Centres In Kano

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Kano State Emergency Management Agency said it has registered 790 mentally unstable persons in 13 rehabilitation centres in the state.

The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Sale Jili, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Kano.

Mr Jili disclosed that mentally retarded persons were evacuated from streets by the Agency while others were referred to the centres by members of their families.

He said that the Agency also run a centre to take care of the needs of the persons with disability evacuated from streets and other strategic places in the states.

Mr Jili said the centres were designed to provide psychological support, clinical services, vocational and skill acquisition training to the clients.

He added that the disabled clients were exposed to shoe making and tailoring, to enable them learn trades and become to be self-reliant.
The Secretary called on development organisations and wealthy individuals in the society, to emulate the gesture and support the towards enhancing its operations and improving the well-being of the clients.

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