Former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, commenced the distribution of food items worth millions of naira to various categories of people in Kwara State as Ramadan welfare package.
The distribution exercise, according to Saraki Press Officer on Home Matters, Abdulqadir Abdulganiyu, is being coordinated by the Kwara PDP Chairman, Engr. Kola Shittu and the DG ABS Mandate Office, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi and will cut across all the 16 local government areas of the State, with thousands of beneficiaries including the less privileged and supporters of Dr Saraki to be reached.
Engr. Shittu disclosed that he on Tuesday, took delivery of over 1500 50kg bags of rice and other food items that are to be distributed to the beneficiaries.
He added that the Distribution Committee would ensure proper supervision so that the items get to the beneficiaries.
According to him, the gesture cannot come at a better time than now in view of the ongoing Ramadan fast, noting that the month of Ramadan is the most auspicious time to extend philanthropic gestures to the needy, even though it is part of Saraki’s routine assistance to the less privileged.
He stated that the gesture would lesses the hardship on the people and allow them observe the Ramadan fast with relative comfort. Shittu therefore commended Saraki for his goodwill and prayed Allah to reward him abundantly.
Kabir Olanrewaju Ishowo is a Kwara-Born, a community developer, An Online Media Practioner and the CEO/Publisher of Gistmeblog247.