By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A group under the auspices of Senator Godswill Akpabio for Common Good, (SGACG) has distributed over 1000 bags of 25kg rice to the less privilege, widows and Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) in Kaduna.
National Coordinator of the group, Jibril Lawal Tafida, disclosed at the distribution exercise in Kaduna on Saturday.
He explained that the beneficiaries were drawn from three communities of Angwar Dosa, Angwar Sanusi and Nasarawa in Kaduna North and Chikun Local Government Areas of the state respectively.
He further disclosed that the exercise runs simultaneously in Katsina, Kano and Kaduna States.
A beneficiary, 45 y.o father of ten children, Mal. Lawal Saleh, a resident of Hayin Banki community, who thanked the group said he was so elated to be a partaker of the exercise.
According to him, “Yesterday, my family did not cook because we had nothing at home, but today, Insha Allah my children and I will all dance. I can’t thank this group enough,” he said.
Saleh called on well meaning Nigerians to emulate the kind gesture of SGACG who today has touched the lives of people in the state; and urged the group to extend the gesture to other less privilege Nigerians.
In the same vein, 52 y.o Maryam Mukhtar, who ecstatically said; “this gift has gladdened my heart,” prayed God to bless and increase the group.
Malama Mukhtar, a widow who lost her spouse in 2014, and left with seven children said life has not been easy for her and the children; pointing out that she sells firewood outside her home for the upkeep of the family.
“It was yesterday I prayed to God for divine provisions, and I didn’t know He has already heard my prayer. I am so happy,” she said.