SANI Muhammad Sani
The First Lady of Zamfara State, Hajiya Aisha Bello Muhammad has flagged off distribution of Ramadan Welfare Packages to less privileged women across the state.
While Presenting the items to the beneficiaries in Gusau Sunday, the First Lady represented by the Special Adviser to Governor, First Lady’s office, Hajiya Fatima Musa said the gesture is aimed at assisting the less previlege women in the society, the orphans and widows with a view to alleviate the plight during the Ramadan fasting period.
Over 10,000 women from the 14 local government areas of the state would benefit from the gesture.
The package include Bag of Rice, Millet, Suger and Macaroni.
While expressing delight for being with the women and praying for the blessings of the almighty A’isha said “As we all know, this is one of various intervention programmes by my office to promote welfare and standard of living of vulnerable groups in the state.
Hajiya Aisha Matawalle urged the beneficiaries to ensure judicious utilization of the items for the benefit of their families
She appealed to muslims to use Ramadan period and offer special prayers for Allah’s intervention to provide lasting solutions to security challenges facing the state and Nigeria in general.
In her opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry for Women and Children Affairs, Barira Ubandoma described the gesture as timely and a welcome development.
Barira said that the First Lady’ deserved more appreciation considering her various programmes that is in line with the policy of the present administration in the state under Governor Bello Muhammad which have uplifted the lives of women positively in the state.
“On behalf of the entire women in the state, I pray for Allah’s rewards to Her Excellency, the First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Bello Muhammed for providing succour to the the less privileged women and their families.”, Permanent Secretary explained.