By: Mayen Etim
Group under the auspices of Senator Godswill Akpabio for Common Good, (SGACG) today distributed over a thousand bags of 25kg rice to the less privilege, widows and Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) in Kaduna State .
National Coordinator of the group,Hon. Jibril Lawal Tafida, who explained that the beneficiaries were drawn from three communities of Angwar Dosa, Angwar Sanusi and Nasarawa in Kaduna North and Chikun Local Government Areas of the state respectively disclosed that the exercise will run simultaneously in Katsina, Kano and Kaduna States.
In a chat with Journalists shortly after the Distribution exercise , a 45 year-old father of ten children and resident of Hayin Banki community Mal. Lawal Saleh said he was so elated to be a partaker of the exercise.
“Yesterday, my family did not cook because we had nothing at home, but today, Insha Allah my children and I will all dance. I can’t thanked this group enough.
Saleh however ,called on well meaning Nigerians to emulate the kind gesture of SGACG who today has touched the lives of people in the state; and urged the group to extend the gesture to other less privilege Nigerians.
In the same vein, 52 year-old Maryam Mukhtar, who ecstatically said; “this gift has gladdened my heart,” prayed God to bless and increase the group.
The widow ,who lost her spouse in 2014, and left with seven children said life has not been easy for her and the children; pointing out that she sells firewood outside her home for the upkeep of the family.
“It was yesterday I prayed to God for divine provisions, and I didn’t know He has already heard my prayer. I am so happy,” she added .