From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna
A Group under the auspices of SABIL Charitable Organization has called on kaduna residents to adhere to the safety measures put in place to check the spread of Coronavirus pendemic in the state and avoid second lockdown.
The Founder of the Group Hajiya Halimatu Sadiya Abdul, made the assertion while speaking to the media in kaduna yesterday.
She said this has became necessary because of the recent hints by state Governor Mallam Nasir El-rufai that the state might be forced to reverse the lockdown ease in the state if the number of new cases of those tested positive to Coronavirus increases.
Hajiya Abdul said that a second lockdown will not be funny for residents of the state.
According to her, during the last
lockdown things were so difficult for many residents especially the vulnerables and her organization have to come to the aid of many of them.
She added that prior to distribution of palliative to the vulnerables they were enlightened on the need to keep social distance, handwshing using sanitizer, avoid crowded places and wearing of face masks.
She further explained that there is no doubt that many people whose source of livelihood is daily were affected during the period.
“Many organizations like ours get donations from wealthy individuals and going back to them for assistance on behalf of the people in case of another lockdown will not be easy,” she said.
Speaking on the activities of her organization during the last lockdowns, Hajiya Abdul said
apart from the palliative distributed to them, we also talked to the women and adviced them to remain at home to limit the spread of the virus.
“The distributions of palliative were carried out thrice at different occasions while we observed social distancing.
“One of our Patrons Architect Mohammed Dawu donated face masks to a school ran be another organization: Human Development Foundation of Nigeria.
“The school has 90 per cent orphans as pupils, while others are destitute, and children of People Living With Disability, (PLWDs), among others. As soon as schools are open we will go and distribute the face masks to the pupils,” she said.