From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
No fewer than fifty orphans and widows from Dutse Emirate in Jigawa State have received food items from the Kuwait Embassy as Ramadan sadaqat.
The Secretary of the Union of African Muslim Scholars, Jigawa State chapter, Malam Salisu Gumel, said the items were distributed under Project of Ramadan Iftar for the year 1440 A.H/2019 .
According to him, the donation is part of Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation and Kuwait Embassy in Nigeria.
He maintained that, the food items donated were rice, semovita, macaroni, sugar, vegetable oil and seasoning cubes.
While presenting the items to the beneficiaries, Gumal said the gesture was to assist the widows, orphans and the less privilege to alleviate their hardship during Ramadan period.
Hel said the embassy had been assisting the needy and vulnerable not only during Ramadan, but in the areas of education and health.
Also, distributing the items to the beneficiaries, the District Head of Dutse, Alhaji Jamilu Basiru, warned the beneficiaries against selling the items.
“I urge you to take these items to your respective houses in order to share with your family members.
“If you are a male beneficiary ensure you take the items to your wife to cook for all the family members to eat.
“Also, if you are female beneficiary make sure you assist your husband by cooking the items for all to eat,” Basiru advised.
The traditional ruler, who commended the embassy and the Union for the gesture, urged other wealthy individuals in the area to emulate them.