By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Following the enforcement on the use of face masks in Kaduna state, occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT), Kaduna Branch has distributed over a thousand of the items to residents to curtail the spread of the deadly disease.
During the exercise, NASFAT sensitized members of the public on the use of the masks.
The group also distributed food items at various locations within Kaduna metropolis to vulnerable members of the public to alleviate the sufferings of vulnerable people in various communities as a result of the stay-at-home order.
Items distributed include: Rice, Beans and Garri among others.
Speaking to newsmen during the exercise, Branch Chairman, Engineer Muyideen Yusuf, disclosed that the mass distribution of the face masks is to support efforts of the State Government in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
“Sensitizing the public on the use of face masks is very important, having understood that many people still find it difficult on how to properly use the item. It becomes necessary for NASFAT to sensitize the public as we distribute it to them.”
On the distribution of food items, Yusuf said: “It is part of NASFAT to distribute food items especially during Ramadan since its creation. But this year’s gestures came with the distribution of face masks due to the Coronavirus pandemic.”
Engr. Muyideen, urged well-to-do individuals and organizations to help the needy at this crucial time to sustain lives and livelihoods in the society and pray for quick recovery of all people affected by the pandemic.
Also, Chairman Planing Committee of the group, Alh AbdulWaheed Amusa, explained that the mass distribution of the face masks to residents is to curtail communities transmission.
“In this project, we are targeting 3000 people in Kaduna state; and this is the first phase of the project, which is targeting 1000 people,” he said.
Earlier, the Imam of NASFAT Kaduna Zone, Maarooph Raji, called for sober reflection, intensified efforts and prayers towards complete elimination of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The delegation of NASFAT also visited NUJ Secretariat to donate face masks to Journalists.