By Israel Bulus, Kafanchan
To alleviate the sufferings of the downtrodden, following the lockdown in the country and Kaduna state in particular, the Caleb Danladi Foundation has begin distribution of food items worth thousands of naira to two orphanage homes and some selected widows to cushion the effect.
The distribution of the food items started at Ungwan Rana Daddy, then proceeded to Gyabhyih Shezhi Daddu Orphanage home, Hope Pillar Church Foundation in Jaba local government and Afana Bajju Community in Zangon Kataf Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
While speaking, the Founder of Caleb Danladi Foundation, Capt Caleb Danladi, observed that the gesture became imperative following the perilous time, owing to the negative effect the restriction of movement might have on the people, especially those living through daily earnings.
He said: “In this period, we understand that the partial lockdown in activities will affect some households. There are some people that are daily earners and it might be hard for them to make both ends meet. That is why we thought it wise as a Foundation and using our resources to give back to the Society from the little we have to 600 families in Southern part of our State.”
According to Danladi, the distribution will extend to other part of the region, adding that he just started with Jaba and Zangon Kataf Local governments.
Some of the beneficiaries who speak to Elanza News said the gesture is timely, especially during this crucial period the people of the state found themselves.
“Providing palliative measures to cushion the effect of hardship of the partial lockdown in the state, is the best thing that has happened to us particularly some of us who cannot afford anything at this time,” Mrs Abigail Kato said, adding, “We want to sincerely thank you for this initiative at this crucial time that we all found ourselves. I must say I am really impressed with the gesture towards us.”
“We are calling on the government to note at this time that there is nothing that is too small and noting that is too big in time of this emergency. The government is saddled with the responsibility to provide for the needy,” she stressed.
The coordinator of the Foundation, Mr. Habila Kayit, said: “The Foundation has ensure that the people engaged in the distribution of the food items are just and fair.
“We are also working hard to partner with other NGOs to address issues of emergency and food security in a bid to ensure that there is no food security problem in the region during this period,” he disclosed.
Also speaking, the Council Secretary of Jaba Local Government, Hon Stephen Daniel, lauded the gesture of the foundation adding that the partial lockdown has started to take its toll on residents of the state.