IN furtherance of its socio-economic support for the most vulnerable and poor people in Abuja, Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation has presented the Federal Capital Territory Administration Palliative Committee on COVID-19 with food items worth N3 million.
A team of the foundation was led by its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Abdullahi Shuaib, to the office of the Minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, represented by the Minister of State for FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who received the items, including 300 bags of 10 kilogrammes rice, 300 cartons of spaghetti, 25 cartons of seasoning, 15 cartons of one-liter groundnut oil and 50 sacks of detergents.
While presenting the items, Dr Shuaib, who represented the chairman of the board of the foundation, Malam Adamu Bello, said the foundation was moved by the plight of the poor and vulnerable people who have been struggling to make ends meet in the midst of the pandemic, coupled with the partial lockdown of the federal capital city.
He said the foundation trusted the FCTA to disburse the food items to deserving people in conformity with the advisory of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
In her response, the Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, expressed the appreciation of the FCTA to the foundation for its solidarity and the confidence reposed in the administration of the minister, Malam Musa Bello and support by way of strengthening the efforts of the FCT administration on presentation of palliatives to the poor.
She assured the team of fair and transparent disbursement of the food items.
On the entourage of the foundation were Lukman Abdullahi, Umar Faruk Yakubu, Muhammad Salisu Mua’zu, Hajiya Sa’adatu Zakari and Mutawakeel Jibrin.
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