…To commence distribution on Thursday.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
In a bid to cushion the effect of the extended lockdown in the state due to the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world, Kaduna Polytechnic Alumni Association, KPTAA, has set up a Relief Outreach Committee to mobilise resources, purchase food items and distribute to its members and host communities.
Speaking during the inaugural meeting, which held at Kadpoly ASUP Secretariat, in its Main Campus at Tudun-Wada, Kaduna recently, chairman of the Relief Outreach Committee, Mal. Mohammed Bashir Sani, said the decision to embark on the gesture is out of concern and need to alleviate the challenging effects of the Coronavirus.
He further said “The main objective of the committee is to sensitize and mobilize resources for members of Kaduna Polytechnic Alumni Association and, possibly, host communities of the institution.”
While explaining the criteria for the committee membership, Mal. Sani said “Representatives of the committee were nominated, because of their pedigree and antecedents of contributing towards the uplifting of ALUMNI members’ welfare in various capacities”.
He therefore urged the committee members to consider their nomination to serve on the KPTAA Relief Outreach Committee “as a sacrifice, in order to achieve the objectives of this laudable initiative.
“Our focus should be centered on how the committee can reach out to prominent members of the association, friends, individual groups such as those represented at the meeting.”
Meanwhile, four sub-committees, namely, Contact and mobilization, Distribution, Finance and Publicity committee were discussed and ratified during the inaugural meeting of the Main Committee.
President of Kaduna Polytechnic Alumni Association, Hon. Abba Annas, is to head all committees, while Senator Uba Sani was nominated to lead the Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the Relief Outreach Committee of the Alumni.
Letters were drafted and distributed to well identified organizations, personalities and well-meaning individuals in the society for support to make the project a successful one.
The first phase of the distribution of palliatives is billed to start on Thursday with Alumni members as beneficiaries, while residents of Kaduna Polytechnic host (campus) communities are to benefit from the second phase.