by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna
A non-governmental organization, ‘Bright Future from the Superior, Unique Manufacturer of America’ (BF-SUMA) Kaduna state branch, on 17th June, 2020, donated palliatives to Kaduna State Government in support of alleviating the suffering of the less-privileged during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Items donated include: 12 bags of rice, 52 cartons of Indomie and 10 packs of face-masks.
Presenting the palliatives, team leader of the group, Mr. Collins Obina, stated that, the donation was geared towards supporting the good work of the state government to the less-privileged in this era where Covid-19 had affected the economic and the source of livelihood of a lot of people.
“We partner with the state government in terms of palliatives because of the recent epidemic that has ravaged the whole countries,” he noted.
The team leader, who listed the items donated by them, as 12 bags of rice, 52 cartons of indomie and 10 packs of face-masks, said the gesture was to show solidarity to the state government by supporting the poor people in their little way.
Also speaking, the patrol of the group, Mr Monday Samson Dikko, who is also a member representing Jaba constituency, described the donation as a “very kind gesture.”
According to him, “BF-SUMA, which only provides health services but because of the world epidemic, they deemed it fit to donate palliatives to the state government to be shared among the less-privileged in support of the fight against the epidemic.
He however called similar organizations and well-meaning individuals to emulate the gesture, adding that, “Leaving the government alone, the aim and objective will be defeated.”
Responding, the permanent secretary for Human Services, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir, expressed joy for the gesture, saying “The state government has been doing its best in the fight against the epidemic.”
He stressed that, “The donation will help government to improve by continuing the palliative sharing from the area it stopped.”