Women ministry distributes palliative to less-privileged
By Hassan Muhammad
Kano State Government has been commended for assisting less-privileged with 300 bags of rice, cooking oil and textile materials to cushion the effects of lockdown in the state.
The state Commissioner for Women Affairs Dr. Zahra’u Muhammad Umar made the commendation through the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Auwal Umar Sanda during the distribution exercise.
Those who benefited from the items include casual staff of Nassarawa Children Home and the Tudun Maliki Torry Home.
Dr. Umar said the palliative became necessary considering the plight of the less-privileged in the society especially at this trying period of Covid-19 pandemic.
He called on the general public to imbibe and maintain the culture of frequent hand wash with sanitizers in an effort to control the spread of the dreadful disease, urging Muslim Ummah to intensify efforts on prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.
In their separate remarks, Hajiya Aishatu Sani Kurawa, officer in-charge of Nassarawa Children Home and that of Tudun Maliki Torry Home, Hajiya Lauriyya, expressed happiness for the gesture.
They also expressed appreciation for the utmost concern of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje towards human development.
Some of the beneficiaries, Malama Kubra Ali and Uwa Audu, thanked the governor for the gesture, registering their unflinching support and cooperation to the Ganduje-led administration in the state.
In another development, the ministry, in collaboration with Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative, has organised a forum for fast track and rapid response toward checkmating possible cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) at this period of Covid-19 pandemic.
The ministry is coordinating this effort to ensure protection, access to information and needful services for the victims who are predominantly women and children.
The statement further enjoined public to report such violence immediately through these contact mobile numbers: 08094790000, 08036969916, or 07041235521, according to a statement signed by Bahijja Malam Kabara, the Public Relations Officer of the ministry and made available to The Triumph recently.