As part of efforts to bringing succour to the needy in Bauchi State as a result of the state government imposed partial lockdown and closure of markets to contain the spread of Coronavirus, a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI), Thursday, May 14, donated palliatives to over 100 women.
The donation was in collaboration was with Global Affairs, Canada, and Actionaid.
The donated items include rice, maize, groundnut oil, spaghetti noodles and sanitary kits including buckets and liquid soap among others.
Speaking while flagging off the distribution of the items, the executive director of FAWOYDI, Hajiya Maryam Garba, explained that the beneficiaries include widows, disabled, and poor women selected from three local government areas of Bauchi, Giade, and Alkaleri in the state.
She reiterated that coronavirus is real, as she admonished the women to always take precautionary measures such as physical distancing, wearing face masks as well as regular handwashing.
“Coronavirus is real. It is communicable and deadly. I urge fellow women to comply with experts’ advice in order to stay safe and healthy.
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“We are giving out these items to assist you. We cannot take care of everyone, but we believe these can help the selected beneficiaries.
“Please make sure you make good use of the sanitary kits like the soaps by washing your hands regularly. Please don’t sell them out. They are meant for your use. May God see us through as we grapple to fight this pandemic”, She advised them.
Responding, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs Ladi Zumunta, thanked the three NGOs for the gesture, saying the foods stuffs would alleviate their sufferings as they have many children to feed despite their poor financial condition.