Chairman Senate Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) has donated 3,001 bags of rice to the people of Adamawa state.
A statement from the lawmaker’s media office, Tuesday and made available to Blueprint in Abuja, also said Binani similarly extended the gesture to The Muslim Council (TMC), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Matan ZUMUNTA and other groups in the state.
Represented by Hajia Aishatu Abdulrahman, wife of former chief of staff to ex- Governor Jibrilla Bindo, the lawmaker pleaded with people of the state to remain vigilant and obey instructions from government’s health officials on COVID-19.
While apologising for her inability to personally attend the event owing to the Abuja lockdown, she urged people of the state to keep being their brothers’ keepers in this challenging time.
Speaking at the short event, the senator’s representative, Hajia Abdulrahman said: “We are here not for merry making or long speeches but to simply start the distribution of 3001 bags of rice to our people in support of the difficulties many families face personally following challenges of COVID 19 pandemic.”
“In all ramifications, this coronavirus disease is a worldwide calamity or a disaster that we have not witnessed in our life time. The senator’s gesture is a personal contribution to our people at this difficult time. It reminds us to be our brothers/sisters’ keepers in times like this.
“I therefore urge all our people to endeavour to be of some help to one another. The distribution is largely centred on all wards in Adamawa Central, and some token extended to other parts of the state in the North and South senatorial zones.”
“We pray to Almighty Allah to guard us through this difficult period and quickly bring to its end.
“We must however remain vigilant, keep obeying instructions from government health officials like regular hand washing with soap, avoidance of crowded places and maintaining social distance,” the lawmaker added.