Hajiya Salifat Sule, the wife of Nasarawa State Governor, on Monday donated foodstuffs and other items worth more than N5 million to 300 widows and orphans in the state.
While speaking during making the donation, Sule said that the beneficiaries comprised 150 widows and 150 orphans.
She also said they were selected from the 13 local government areas of the state.
Reports state that the items, which were donated on the auspices of the Halifat Abdullhi Sule Hope Foundation, included foodstuffs, wrappers, and books, amongst others.
Sule said the gesture was meant to tackle the hardship faced by widows and orphans, following the death of their breadwinners.
She appealed to parents to take the education of their girl children seriously in order to protect their future and make their lives meaningful.
She also said that the time of not sending the girl child to school has since passed. Parents should give priority attention to the education of the girl child,” the governor’s wife said.
In addition, she urged security and law enforcement agencies in the state to rise to the challenge posed by the rising cases of rape and other forms of domestic violence in society.
Also, Hajiya Halima Jabiru, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Community Development, lauded the governor’s wife for the good gesture.
She urged women to support societal growth by promoting good virtues in communities and making meaningful input to ensure better governance.
“We want to ensure that the items only got to those who are actually in need,” Maifata said.
Conclusively, Hajiya Zainab Maifata, the Wife of the Chairman, Lafia Local Government Council, commended the governor’s wife’s kind gestures to the citizens.
The beneficiaries were carefully selected. They are not related to any government to any government official.