By Abbas Yahaya.
Future Assured Initiate, a pet project of Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Thursday, distributed food items to the less privileged in Lokoja, Kogi State.
Mrs Aisha Buhari, who was represented by the wife of the Lokoja Local government Administrator, Hajia Fatima Shiru Lawal, said that the food items were donated to alleviate the suffering of the less privileged.
The food items were distributed widows, aged and the vulnerable in Kabawa, Palace area and other parts of Lokoja.
The first lady said the gesture was a show of love and concern for the needy, a practice she has been doing even before coming to the presidential villa.
She appealed to the wealthy in the society to pay attention to the needy as a way of showing love and care to the vulnerable people among Nigerians.
Hajia Shiru commended the wife of the President for taking interest in the condition of the less privileged, widows and the physically challenged individuals in the state adding that this gesture will go a long way in helping the
“It is true that you might be going through some form of hardship right now, we need to persevere a little because if we exercise patience with the government, very soon, we will all see the dividends of the change that we have been anticipating because sustainable change is truly a gradual process.”
“This donation is made in the spirit of the Future Assured Iniative as the President’s wife contributes her quota towards alleviating the suffering of the less privileged,” she said.
She appealed to the people to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration especially by bringing ease and remedies to the current economic challenges.
Speaking at the event in Kabawa, Hajia Fatima Marka Abbas urge Mrs Fatima Shiru to bring more goodies to the local government through her office and she urged the people to also get involved and seek ways of helping members of their communities.
While speaking, Mrs Shiru Lawal said those who are blessed by God should see it as a duty to help others who are not so fortunate, adding that “it is the only way we can make our world a better place for ourselves, and especially for our children and assure them a brighter future.”
The assorted foodstuff worth thousands of Naira include bags of rice, spaghetti, semovita, wheat, indomie among others.
Mrs Shiru Lawal also encouraged individuals in the society to develop the spirit of giving urging them not to look at the quantity of the items but the spirit behind the gesture.Share this on WhatsApp