A non governmental Organization (NGO), Sarainiya Girl Child Care Foundation on Thursday distributed food items to vulnerable people in Zaria, Kaduna State to cushion the effect of lockdown emanated from coronavirus pandemic.
The gesture is also meant to bring succour to the less-privileged in the holy month of Ramadan.
Speaking during the distribution exercise at Gangaren Kwadi, Tudun-Wada, Zaria, the Coordinator of the NGO, A’isha Ahmad said the gesture was aimed at giving the vulnerable a sense of hope and sense of belonging.
She said: “Considering the situation of the country and the world at large due coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic couple with Ramadan fasting, there is need to assist the downtrodden.
“We feel it is necessary to support the vulnerable persons as well as orphans in our society, both males and females to cushion the effect of this pandemic. Glory be to God Almighty, we have torched the lives of up to 250 people.
“I want to use this medium to appeal to well meaning Nigerians to endeavour to assist vulnerable ones in the society.
“You don’t need to have much before you give out, no matter how small it is, render a helping hand to your neighbours especially in this trying period of COVID-19 pandemic and Ramadan.”
She pledged to sustain the gesture toward giving the vulnerable people a sense of togetherness in the society for the good of all.
Responding, a cross section of the beneficiaries appreciated the kind gesture and prayed for sustainable success of the NGO.
Malam Dan-Yaro Aliyu expressed delight for receiving beans, millet, eggs and vegetable oil.
He said: “I am happy to receive beans, millet crete of eggs and vegetable oil, this is wonderful, we pray God Almighty will continue to uplift the founder and coordinator of this great NGO.
“If her parents are still alive, we pray that they will part in peace with each other and we pray God to give all of them successful end,” he prayed.
He appealed to other individuals to emulate the kind gesture exhibited by Sarauniya Girl Child Care Foundation with a view to carrying all manner of people along especially in a difficult times like this.
Also contributing, Malama Fatima Ibrahim appreciated the NGO and urged it to keep the flag flying to enable others benefit.
She said the gesture had not only torched and changed their pattern of live but had also given them a sense of belonging.