No fewer than 500 residents of seven communities in Kano State have benefited from a palliative worth N1.2 million by the Rotary Clubs International, Nasarawa Local Government branch.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the distribution of the gesture was tagged, ‘COVID-19 Rotary Community Intervention’, took place at different locations in the state.
Presenting the food items to the residents of Sauna-Kawaji, in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano, the North West Coordinator of the club, Barr. Nureini Jimoh said the gesture was to assist those in need.
According to Jimoh, the aim was to cushion their hardship occasioned by the COVID-19 lockdown in the state, and the country in general.
He added that the donation of the food items which include rice, sugar, millet and other things was necessary as part of their corporate social responsibility to their host communities.
Jimoh said, “At this trying period, there is the need for individuals, corporate bodies to assist those in need in our communities so that to make them feel among.
“We are also advising you to always abide by the social distancing and the use of facemask order. And also you are advised to avoid any form of visitation so that you avoid the spread of the disease.”
While calling on them to make proper use of the items, he advised the beneficiaries to continue to give them all the necessary support, especially by presenting their children for polio immunisation.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, the village head of Sauna-Kawaji, Malam Umar Adamu commended the Rotary club for such gesture.
According to him, it came at a time when people are stranded at home and are dare need of such assistance to reduce their hardship caused by the lockdown.
He assured the rotary that he will do everything within his ability to ensure that the people continue to give them all the necessary support, especially on the issue of Polio immunisation.