Abdulsalami Abubakar’s donate items to the less privilege
By Salisu Baso
The concept of palliative has currently been made relevant by the emergence of COVID19. Thus the federal, states and local governments as well as generous individual now make it a daily affairs to distribute palliatives to the less privilege in Nigerians. But it is important to know that before now, distribution of foods items like rice, beans, oil etc. were seldom the responsibilities of governments and other institutions.
However it is imperative to know that there is one Nigerian individual, a former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who has been engaged in palliative distributions to the less privilege years before the coming of corona virus. In line with the lay down rules of this distributions which he does during the month of Ramadan, he usually undertake the generous assignment in most States in the North part of the Country.
Kano has been traditionally one of the beneficial States. So during the recent Ramadan, the distribution as expected, took place at the palace of the traditional ruler of the disabled people in the Kano State where a huge number of them were given high quality rice to cushion their hardship during the Ramadan and lockdown. At the end of the distribution which was supervised by Dr. Ismail ——— , over 500 disabled people smiled home with some quantity of rice.
According to the representative of donor, Dr. Ismail, this year’s distribution marked the sixth times in the series of such exercises which have been become an annual events and which of course is aimed at helping the less privileges, especially physically challenge persons in dear need of assistance to survive existential challenges, especially during the month of Ramadan.
The Dr. who told the audience that over 500 disabled persons benefitted from the distribution exercise this year with majority being women, reiterated the commitments of the donor to continue the good work, adding that in previous years, similar efforts were made which the beneficiaries highly appreciated.
He said whatever challenges faced by the members of the committee in the cause of the distributions cannot be a sources of disturbance to them, because according to him, their participation in making sure that what have been provided by the donor gets to the target audience is consider by them as religious obligation which they are happy to carry out anytime, any day.