Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.
Mrs Buhari also donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) to the Kano State Government, as her contribution towards stopping the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President’s wife, represented by her Special Assistant on Administration, Alhaji Hadi Uba, said on Monday in Kano that the support was aimed at cushioning the effects of the current lockdown in the state
According to her, the food items which included rice, spaghetti, milk, and cooking oil, will be distributed to the needy by the foundation in collaboration with the state government.
“And these food items will be distributed to about 500,000 households in the state.
“Some of the drugs and preventive materials, will be kept at Aisha Buhari Hospital, while some will be given to hospitals for onward distribution to the public.
“We donated 300,000 surgical gloves, 300,000 face masks, 300,000 cartons of hand sanitisers, 10 automatic dispensers and protective gowns among other things,” she said.
Receiving the donation, the Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammad Garba commended the President’s wife for the laudable gesture, saying it would cushion the hardship being experienced by the less privileged due to the lockdown.
He said that the government would ensure proper distribution of the items to those it was meant for.
“We assure you that we are going to be transparent in distributing these items, and we are going to continue to sensitise the people of Kano on the effects of the Coronavirus,” he said.