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PwDs, others laud Gov Radda for empowering women, elderly persons in Kafur


PwDs, others laud Gov Radda for empowering women, elderly persons in Kafur

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Some Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), in Kafur Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State have expressed their appreciation on the kind gesture of Governor Dikko Radda for distributing food items and cash assistance to vulnerable groups in the area and other areas in the state.

They lauded the governor immediately after they receiving their 25kg bag of rice and a token of N5,000 by the State Government on Saturday.

A PwD beneficiary, and an elderly person, Alhaji Wada Ibrahim, 70, from Sabuwar Kasa Ward commended the kind gesture of the governor and prayed for Allah’s protection upon him.

Another PwD beneficiary, who is a visually impaired and hard to hear, Hajiya Rabiu Wada, from Gozaki Ward, prayed for Allah’s blessings on Gov Radda, and said she is looking forward to his second term in office. She pleaded with Gov Radda, to make the exercise a continuous one especially to her category of citizens because of their peculiarity.

The distribution exercise tagged: “Vulnerable Women and Elderly People Empowerment Programme” held in Kafur LGA Secretariat on Saturday, and led by Honourable Bello Kagara, the State’s Commissioner for Budget, Economic Planning, saw a large turnout of the beneficiaries who were mostly women at the Secretariat.

Other members of the Distribution Committee, were the Chairman of Kafur Local Government Council, Alhaji Garba Kanya, Alhaji Umar Ismaili Rugoji, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport; Alhaji Sabi’u Sa’idu Mahuta, an Executive Director with AA Rano Oil and Gas, and the Kafur Local Government Council leader.

Recall that Governor Dikko Radda supplied 1,000 vulnerable women and elderly persons with a 25kg bag of rice and a cash token of N5,000 each.

Commenting shortly after the distribution exercise, Chairman of the Distribution Committee and Commissioner for Budget, Economic Planning, Hon. Bello Kagara, expressed appreciation for successfully carrying out the exercise with 100 per cent attendance..

“We are grateful to God, the people that turn-out and conducted themselves in an orderly manner. Those that assisted the Distribution Committee during the exercise did creditably well, as well as the security operatives who were professional in their conduct, controlling the traffic, we are highly grateful to them all.

“And most importantly, our gratitude goes to His Excellency, Dr. Dikko Radda, through whom this palliative distribution in different forms were made possible. We are highly appreciative and we will continue to pray for him for more successes,” the Commissioner said.