Muhammad Sunusi Abdullahi
Two hundred and forty aged widows in Kaninkon Chiefdom in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state have benefited from 720,000 naira donated by sons and daughters of the chiefdom led by Kaninkon Development Association (KADA).
Speaking during the cash presentation held at Ungwan Fari Kaninkon, Chairman, Jema’a Local Government Area Peter Danjuma Averik urged the people to contribute towards alleviating the hardship being experienced by the underprivileged persons among them as a result of the State government’s recently relaxed lockdown order.
Averik, who was represented by the Vice Chairman, Micah Ngboni, lauded the Association for its gesture towards the widows, and appealed to public spirited individuals in the Area to emulate the act.
Earlier, the Traditional Ruler of Kaninkon (Tum Nikyob) Malam Tanko Tete, who was represented by the District Head of Kaninkon, Malam Williams Gimba, expressed appreciation to KADA for its vision, and charged them not to relent in identifying with vulnerable people, especially in the Chiefdom.
Malam Tete expressed optimism that the hardship being experienced would soon be a thing of the past as governments at all levels battle to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Similarly, the National President of Kaninkon Development Association, KADA, Mr. Bawa Bakau, said the cash donation was part of the Association’s mandate towards assisting the needy.
Bakau noted that the donation was to augment palliatives distributed by the Kaduna State government, and appreciated the Nasir El-Rufa’i-led administration for its proactive measures in curbing the spread of the virus in the State.
240 widows from the eight districts in Kaninkon Chiefdom received cash donations of 3,000 naira each.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries widows, National Chairman, Kaninkon Widows Association, Mrs Damaris Soul expressed their delight at the gesture, saying the cash donation was an indication that the sons and daughters of the chiefdom truly cares for them.