The International organisation for relief, welfare and development from Saudi Arabia, through the Muslim World League Initiative has donated food items to 676 vulnerable persons in Kebbi to cushion the effect of Covid 19 pandemic.
The league also donated medical equipment for the protection of health workers in the state to the State Government.
The food items comprised 676 bags of 10 kilograms of rice, 676 cattons of spaghetti and 676 3 liters of groundnut oil jar to be shared to 676 vulnerable persons drawn from Aliero, Argungu, Augie, Birnin Kebbi,Bunza, Kalgo, Gwandu,Jega and Arewa local government areas of Kebbi State where they already have Programs running.
The organization also donated 100 personal protection equipment,1000 face masks and 100 eye goggles to the task force on covid 19 and medical personnel in the state.
While presenting the relief items in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday 12/ 4/2020, head of
the International organisation for relief, welfare and development,Nigeria office , Kaduna, Shiek Sharafudeen Suleman commended Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for consenting to the distribution of the materials .
He said the gesture was from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of its benovelence to reduce the hardship brought about by Covid 19 pandemic to humannity.
The Chairman, Kebbi State Task Force on Covid 19 who is also the Commissioner for Health , Alhaji Jafaru Muhammad expressed the gratitude for the humanitarian gesture of Saudi Arabia through the Muslim World League. He equally extended the appreciation of Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to the donors.
The food items were distributed on the spot to the less privileged persons in the presence of the delegation from the organization , members of Kebbi State Task Force on Covid 19, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Women Affairs, Hajiya Aishatu Muhammed Maikurata among others.
Special Adviser (SA) on Media to Kebbi State Governor