INTRODUCTION OF NIGERIAN DEAF YOUTH (NNAD YOUTH WING)
NNAD Youths Section come into existence in 2017 with Comr Umaru Zayyanu BILYA elected as the first Deaf National Youth Leader at Edo 2016.
NNAD Youth wing is an organization for all Deaf Youths in Nigeria. The responsibilities of the wing is to improve the wellbeing and achieve the goals of the Nigeria Deaf Youths through Education, Sports, Employment, Empowerment, Political Economy and Social life of the Deaf Youths Nigeria.
The wing is focus mostly on advocacy for the establishing of youth wings in all states of the federation which will help in including the youths in policy and decision making concerning the Deaf Youths in each state.
NNAD Youth wing is an umbrella body for all Deaf Youths under NNAD HQ.
Executive Leaders of the Nigerian Deaf Youths
Comr Umaru Zayyanu BILYA, National Youth Leader
About: Umaru Zayyanu BILYA a native of Taraba State from Jalingo Local Govt, a grassroots Deaf politican.
Deaf Political Journey: Umaru Zayyanu Bilya started his Deaf politics at secondary school day as Deaf right fighter to cut the story short ( it is a result of maltreatment from his principal then in high school that takes him to lead some students to the Ministry of Education, Taraba and where he advocates on behalf of all students. that was the starting point of hie full inclusive into Deaf politics)
State/Zone Levels Journey: Umaru Zayyanu Bilya started as secretary of his LG Deaf Association then get appointed as the State Care Taker Committee serving as the PRO. He was then elected as the first ever State chairman where he served for 6 Years.
National Level Journey: Umaru was elected as National Youth Leader of NNAD HQ which he served till date. He is also fully inclusive in almost all Deaf organizations like NDSF, NNAD, JONAPWD, DTAN, AREWA NDFA etc holding positions too.
Profession: He is a Teacher,/ advocator, teaching at the REMI Educational foundation school for the special Needs children Yola, Adamawa State and currently the Vice Principal of Apecial Department.
Educational Qualification: Umaru holds a Degree on Bsc.ed Special Education ( Hearing Handicap) from University of Jos Nigeria