Security Exchange Commission donates ambulance to Kano… As BOA donates 600 bags of rice
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
Security Exchange Commission otherwise known as Capital Market Support on COVID-19 has donated an ambulance to the Kano State Government.
Presenting the ambulance to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Friday, the head of the Kano head office of the commission, Mr Danladi Muhammed, said the donation is to support what the Ganduje administration is doing to curtail the Coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Muhammed said: “Security Exchange Commission is donating this brand new ambulance to the Kano State Government in an effort to save the humanity from the pandemic of Coronavirus.
“The capital market has witnessed the efforts the Kano State Government is making here and there to support the commission.
“We hope the Dawanau Market will soon come to the level of commodity exchange in order to provide more employment opportunities to our population and revenue to the government.
“On COVID-19, sir, we are very elated that the Kano State Government is winning the war that is why we are presenting the ambulance to encourage the government.”
In his remarks, Governor Abdulllahi Umar Ganduje said it is very encouraging that the state government’s efforts are being appreciated.
Ganduje said: “I can recall yesterday we received donations from five organizations. This is very encouraging.
“The Kano State Government has already started collecting samples and is testing from house to house. There is no better time for this donation than this. This ambulance will be of immense importance to our programme.”
The governor thanked the organization and assured to make judicious use of the vehicle.
Meanwhile, the Bank of Agriculture donated 600 bags of 25kg rice to the state government.
Presenting the donation, the Zonal Manager of the bank, Salma Isah, who represented the Acting Manager, Alhaji Alwan Hassan appreciated the state government’s giant strides in the fight against Coronavirus in the state.
Isa said: “The Bank of Agriculture wishes to appreciate the efforts of the state government and all the heads of committees on COVID-19. We are aware of the sacrifices made in curtailing the spread of the pandemic in the state to the barest minimum.
“Sir, we are presenting 600 25kg bags of rice to cushion the impact of COVID-19 on especially the less privileged.
“The Bank of Agriculture is for the farmers and the Ganduje administration is farmer-friendly, too. We are working together and we will continue to work together for the development of agriculture in Kano State so that we can create job opportunities for the people of state.
In his remarks, Governor Abdulllahi Umar Ganduje emphasized that the state government has three-point agenda as far the COVID-19 is concerned, which include preventive, curative and pallaitive.
Ganduje said: “Due to lockdown industries and organization and businesses were locked down and people were in dire need of assistance we came to the palliate aspect of the war against COVID-19. The government came up with a strategy, appeal fund was raised and many donations were received.”
The governor appreciated the bank for the donation and ensured the judicious use of the items, as the state government moves to distribute the third batch of the palliatives.