Ms Chiara Crenna, Director, International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) Forum has lauded the Federal Government for creating the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) and giving them a pride of place in the country.
Crenna gave the commendation when she and her team viaited the Director-General of the NSCC, Dr Emem Omokaro, on Friday in Abuja.
This is contained in a statement, signed by Mr Omini Oden, the Head of Public Affairs, Media and Communication of the Centre.
Crenna said that after a comprehensive briefing of the INGO Community in Nigeria, she agreed that it was proper to partner effectively on key thematic areas with the Centre.
Speaking, Omokaro said the INGO Forum in Nigeria was crucial to actualising the core mandate of the Centre.
“We are mandated to identify the needs of senior citizens and to cater for them across diverse and intersecting domains, including income security, health and well-being as well as engagement to strengthen the promotion of their human rights.
” However, NSCC is committed to driving the national agenda of addressing social and material deprivation and barriers to senior citizens’ physical, social, psychological and financial wellbeing in order to ensure that they can live life to the fullest,” Omokaro said. (NAN)