Kaduna: First Lady distributes palliatives to 2,400 PWDs, orphans, less privileged

Nigeria’s First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu on Saturday flagged-off the distribution of palliatives to 2,400 less privileged citizens of Kaduna state, including People With Disabilities (PWDs), orphanage homes, widows and women infected with HIV among others.

Mrs Tinubu, who was represented at the flag-off by the Wife of Kaduna state Governor, Hajiya Hafsat Uba Sani, said the palliative was designed to cushion the effects of economic hardship on the less privileged across the countryShe said the President Bola Tinubu led Federal Government is working tirelessly to improve the economy of the country and it requires the patience and co-operation of the citizens to achieve the desired goals of delivering good governance to the people.

The First Lady however said the less privileged, poor, vulnerable and underserved people of Nigeria, especially People With Disabilities (PWDs) are dear to her heart, hence the need to distribute the palliatives to assist them. She however urging the beneficiaries not to sell the palliative, but use it to the benefit of themselves and their families, while promising to sustain the assistance in Kaduna state and across the country.

Speaking at the event, Kaduna state Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Rabi Salisu, explained that the 2,400 bags of rice donated by Sen. Oluremi Tinubu is being distributed to 2,400 less privileged families.

She said the beneficiaries were drawn from the 23 local government areas and from different groups including, PWDs, orphanages, widows, people infected with HIV,  NYSC Corps members and the two religious bodies, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) among others.

Wife of Governor Uba Sani, Hajiya Hafsat Uba Sani, on her own gave cash donation to the respective beneficiary groups to complement the food items donated by the First Lady.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke on behalf of their groups, expressed appreciation to Sen. Tinubu and Hajiya Hafsat Uba Sani for not forgetting them, despite that they have won elections. 

Chairman of the PWDs in Kaduna state, Suleiman Abdullahi, said, “the palliative distribution is a sign that the APC government of President Tinubu and Governor Uba Sani at Kaduna state level, care for the people, especially People With Disabilities (PWDs). 

“In the past, when the elections are over, the people in government often forget the less privileged like us. We are grateful to the First Lady and Hajia Hafsat Uba Sani for this palliative. We are assuring that it will will be equitably shared. We pray that God will uplift them and help them to deliver on the responsibilities on their shoulders.”