By March 13, 2020BRISIN News

Dr Samuel Ankeli, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Disability Matters, while commenting on the establishment of a data bank on the People Living with Disability (PLWD) said, this is the first time in the history of this country, a concrete action is taken by any government toward building a system for data governance, that would give room for accurate planning and management of (PLWD)

The Presidential aide said his office will coordinate all other stakeholders to join resources in building this centralised data bank for good planning and management of these less privileged members that are difficult to manage as at now.

The Presidential aide, however, confirmed that it had been difficult to get accurate data to plan for PLWD. We don’t know how many people living with disability, most time, we guess and rely on foreign organisations to give us figures about our people. This has made life difficult not only for people living with disability but for people in governance. We have some baseline surveys that are not realistic, that is why we decided to work with BRISIN as quickly as possible and get it functional.

So that we can have a system on ground that will constantly and continuously give us information so that when we process it, we can use the data to apply for planning and policy.

We are talking about Bill for disability; we can’t come up with concrete evidence to say this is the number of people living with disability in the country.’’ According to Dr Ankeli, a lot of risk factors prevailing in the country now, from terrorism attack to herdsmen/farmers clash, auto-mobile accidents and terminal diseases. Not to forget the recent visa restrictions inflicted on Nigeria by United State and EU government just because we lack correct data and information in Nigeria.

He said there was no proper record on those factors, especially for PLWD. Who keeps records? Is the number reducing or increasing? We need to get this data correct. I am convinced BRISIN is the answer and best option for us to have effective, efficient, sincere and scientific information in Nigeria specifically on people living with disability across Nigeria,’’ the Presidential aide said.

Dr Ankeli commended the President and Federal Government for including the PLWD in the Social Investment Programme, noting that the people were initially neglected.

The Senior Special Assistant to Mr President, however, called for support from well meaning and patriotic Nigerians, Oil and Gas companies, Communication and ICT companies, Banks and organized private sectors, donors and international organization, State Governors, Local government Chairmen, and all the stakeholders on the issues with (PLWD, IDP and Less privileged) in Nigeria.

The data bank is not for us alone its for everyone, lets join hand and build it for the future of our country.



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    My sincere appreciation goes to almighty God who made long awaited BRISIN implementation a reality to my country. My appreciation also goes to Dr Anthony Uwa for his unquantifiable and tireless effort made to ensure that BRISIN come to reality. my sincere appreciation also goes to Mr. president, President Muhammadu Buhari for trusting BRISIN and approve the implementation of BRISIN for disability data bank. I believed that BRISIN will never disappoint us, all the embarrassment and problem we had in respect of data we be a thing of the past. The first time Nigeria will use data to manage it’s affairs.

  • JIMOH Abdulazeez says:

    A welcome development. The Federal Government need to hasten the implementation of BRISIN project for a whole round development and growth in the country.

  • Augustine Isaac says:

    Light gradually beaming at the end of the tunnel. No matter how far, how long, truth would always prevail. This truth is gradually beaming its spotlight on nation building epitomized through BRISIN as a veritable platform. Among other stakeholders I commend the relentless efforts of Dr. Anthony Uwa for his coordination in this regard. Good news… Long live BRISIN; long live Nigeria…

  • Benjamin Odoemela says:

    This is a good development.

  • Abubakar Umar Izang says:

    Its really a welcomed development to our dearly country


    It will be a very good one because guess work and actual facts which can only be gotten through data analysis are not the same,nice one and I will be very glad to work with BRISIN as data collations, analysis and interpretation has been my flare.

  • A right development in the right direction. Light at the end of the tunnel. Kudos to all critical stakeholders especially the Coordinator Dr. Anthony Uwa. With this announcement Nigeria is set for greatness.

  • Adoga Ahoko Abraham says:

    This is the only way for Nigeria to move forward.

    • Eze Tobechukwu Casmire says:

      Special kudos to Mr President,Dr Ankeli and more especially Dr.Uwa and his team for their relentless efforts in making BRISIN a reality…..But my worries are, what will be the fate of BRISIN implementation now that FG has put a stop to recruitment in MDAs in other to cushion the effect of Covid-19???

  • Eze Tobechukwu Casmire says:

    BRISIN is ready to give us a new Nigeria of our dream!!!

  • Moses Omuno says:

    This is when Nigerians will beacon on actual census through BRISIN instead of estimated figures with or without the minors ……all hail BRISIN team. God is already in this boat no matter the storm.

  • Igwebueze, Isaiah says:

    A very good development. As a popular saying states, ” mightier than the thrung of a mighty army is an idea which time has come”. The era of data governance has dawned. No good data, no good government

  • OSUNDE Edwin Osereimen says:

    Let’s keep the flag flying as good Ambassadors of BRISIN. By God’s grace it will be implemented. I want to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! to the entire BRISIN Team…

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