As the world celebrates Humanitarian Day on August 19, 2020 Kebbi State First Lady, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu distributed palliatives to poor, vulnerable as well as persons displaced by security challenges in Danko Wasugu Local Government of Kebbi state.
200 vulnerable persons majority of whom were women received mini bags of parboiled rice and millet, while 100 adolescent school girls recieved sanitary packs containning pads, toilet soap tables and cash. The sanitary items were donated by Procter and Gamble as COVID-19 relief to all members of the Northern Governors Wives Forum.
Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women Development Hon. Zahra’u Abubakar Wali said the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 of August every year as World Humanitarian Day to commemorate humanitarian aid workers and victims of insurgency, conflicts and other crises.
The governor’s wife noted that this year’s Humanitarian Day come as the world fights the COVID 19 Pandemic which also pose threats to humanitarian emergencies.
She explained that the palliative is to reduce the hardship faced by the beneficiaries.
Finall, Bagudu thanked Community Based Organizations, Silazeka Women in Agriculture and Ibakkana Association of Danko Wasagu for diligence in identifying genuine beneficiaries and Sami Gomo Foundation for facilitating a hitch free distribution process.
In a welcome address the representative of the Local Government Chairman Alhaji Hussani Bena expressed profound gratitude to the First Lady for choosing Danko Wasagu Local Government to benefit from the gesture.
Some of the beneficiaries Hannatu Koba, Amina Suleiman and Sani Danjuma who spoke at the event, thanked the Wife of the Governor for coming to their aid especially at this difficult time, saying the gesture will go along way in assisting them.