More than 25,000 less fortunate people in Kebbi are now receiving various food items, according to the Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative (KJDI).
Alhaji Yahaya Dan-Koko, the NGO’s General Manager, announced this at the start of the distribution in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.
He stated that the foundation obtained the various foodstuffs in collaboration with Kadi Malami, the State Government, and APC gubernatorial candidate, Dr Nasiru Idris.
Dan-Koko explained that the gesture was part of the activities marking the Holy Month of Ramadan, which began on March 24th or 25th, to alleviate hardships for the less fortunate and allow the most vulnerable to observe the fasting period with ease.
He added the foundation would not leave any stone unturned in making sure that the less-privileged at the grassroots benefitted from the package.
“The foundation has the instructions of it’s founder, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to target disabled, orphans, widows and the less- privileged in the society, in addition to other vulnerable groups.
“This year’s distribution will target 25,000 people and will continue with the distribution even after the exhaustion of the number of people, down to local governments and wards
” This is why we are in the collaborative effort with the state government and the gubernatorial candidate of APC, to ensure all the targeted beneficiaries received their package at their doorsteps,” he said.
Also, the National Coordinator of the NGO, Alhaji Malami Abdul-Kadir, said the annual gesture was seventh of its kind which was in fulfilment of the founder’s vision of bringing smile to the faces of most vulnerable.
“We still have more than seven Islamiya Schools we cater for during Ramadam and beyond and we will sustain the gesture as part of our efforts on the promotion of societal values and development,” he said.
While inaugurating the event, Gov. Atiku Bagudu commended the NGO for complementing the efforts of government in putting smiles to the faces of the less privileged people.
Bagudu, represented by the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Abubakar Chika-Ladan, thanked the foundation and urged it to ensure judicious distribution of the items to the targeted beneficiaries. (NAN).