COVID-19: Zamfara governor’s wife distributes clothes, food items to orphans

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The Wife of Zamfara Governor, Hajiya Balkisu Bello-Matawalle has distributed food and clothing materials to orphans in Damba community in Gusau Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Speaking at the ceremony, Bello-Matawalle, represented by Hajiya Zuwaira Abdu-Gusau, a female politician in Damba,  said the gesture was aimed at assisting the needy to cushion the effects of COVID-19 lockdown especially during Ramadan.

She said the orphans were the most vulnerable group in the society; considering the fact they had lost their parents.

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“This is my own personal assistance to orphans to enable them celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr in a happy mood.

“The gesture is in line with the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad which placed emphasis on assisting the needy especially during Ramadan. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“We hope that this assistance would also go a long way in reducing hardship among the poor in the state,” she said.

She appealed to the residents to use Ramadan period to seek for Allah’s intervention over the COVID-19 pandemic as well as security and economic challenges facing the state.

Alhaji Mustafa Anka, the Chairman of the State Hospital Service Management Board who spoke on behalf of the Damba community, commended the Governor’s wife for the gesture.

Anka said that the gesture was timely, considering the condition of people due to COVID-19 lockdown.

He appealed to well-meaning individuals and other political office holders to emulate the gesture by assisting the needy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items distributed included clothing materials, shoes and babies wears as well as assorted grains.

Credit: NAN

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