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NGO distributes palliatives to 150 in Kaduna community

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Mike Okiro with others in Kaduna.

AGO, ‘Mike Okiro’s Hands that Cares Foundation,’ has distributed palliatives to 150 residents of Malali Gabas community in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, aimed at cushioning the scourge of the Covid-19 lockdown in the state.

It was also gathered that the gesture is to equally support vulnerable persons during the Ramadan fasting.

Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna, yesterday, after the distribution exercise, leader of the Welfare and Palliatives Committee, Umar Sani, disclosed that the distribution was based on the directives of the former Inspector-General of Police, Sir Mike Okiro.

According to Sani, no fewer than one hundred and fifty people have benefitted from the distribution of the food items.

“The National Coordinator of the foundation, Sir Mike Okiro, has directed that food items should be distributed to the vulnerable people, especially at a time like this to cushion hardship faced by Nigerians, Christians and Muslims alike, during this lockdown,” Sani explained.

The Palliative Committee Chairman described the National Coordinator of the foundation as “a man, who always believes in supporting the less-privileged in the society, irrespective of their background.”

“Even as a serving IG of Police then, he was known for helping people around him and interacting with the junior officers,” he said.

Items distributed include Rice, Spaghetti, and Minerals, among other food items.

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