A Non-Governmental Organization, When In Need Foundation (WIND), has donated okra and soy beans hybrid seeds to women in Southern Kaduna.
The foundation also distributed wrappers to over a thousand women in the spirit of Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary.
Presenting the items in Kwoi, Jaba Local Government Area, the Founder of WIND, Dr Chetachi Dikko, said the gesture was borne out of the need to ensure food sufficiency in the area.
Dikko, who bears the traditional title of Tir Ham, explained that it only takes six weeks for the okra seeds to be harvested after planting.
She restated the resolve of her foundation to continue to positively impact the lives of the downtrodden in society.
“I made a vow that if God blesses me, I will in turn touch the lives of people around me, and that’s why I am doing this.
“If all of us can reach out to one another, I think the world will be a better place for us all. It doesn’t take much to help others.
“You don’t have to have all the money in the world to be able to show love to people. Even if it’s just a loaf of bread or cup of water, it will go a long way,” she added
In her remarks, Mrs Fatu Maude, wife of the Kpop Ham and Queen Mother of Ham land said the foundation’s intervention was timely as food production in the area was being threatened by insecurity.
Maude described women as the pillar of the home front whose economic well-being was paramount.
She tasked the beneficiaries to make good use of the seedlings given to them, while cautioning them against selling the seedlings.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) thanked the donor for coming to their aid and pledged to make good use of items to achieve the set objectives.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of award and installation of the WIND founder as the first matron of the National Association of Polytechnic Students in recognition of her contributions to the development of Nigerian students.
Our Correspondent reports that the WIND founder later proceeded to Fai community where she commissioned relaxation seats for the young and old constructed by her foundation.
At Fai, she encouraged the youths to engage in productive ventures that will be beneficial to them and the society at large, while assuring of her resolve to always support them.
The District Head of Fai, Luka Net, called on other well meaning individuals and organizations to emulate WIND and reach out to the less privileged around them.