The wife of former governor of Kano state and immediate past Education Minister, Hajiya Halima Ibrahim Shekarau on Tuesday supported over two thousand physically challenged, needy,widows and aged women, with food items to ameliorate their suffering during Ramadan.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the donation, Hajia Halima with the title Garkuwar Nakasassu, said the gesture was an annual event that has being on over the years.
She said, “We have been doing it for a very long time and we hope to sustain it till the end of our lives. We are approaching Ramadan fasting, no matter how little the donation is, it will impact on the
life of the beneficiaries.”
Hajia Halima said apart from the food items donated to the vulnerables, a free feeding program has been arranged at Mammbayya house to cater for the less privileged throughout the Ramadan fasting period
Malama Amina appealed to wives of wealthy individuals in the state to emulate Garkuwa, as according to her the number of people that were in need of such assistance in the state required many hands to alleviate their sufferings.
Solacebase reports that items donated include over 150 bags of rice, 50 bags of sugar, 50 bags of millet and 100 cartons of noodles. The items were distributed to the beneficiaries at the residence of the former governor located along Mundubawa road in the state metropolis.