The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has distributed food items to the less privilege including orphanages and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Kano.
She distributed the items through her pet project, Future Assured .
Represented by the Special Assistant to the President on Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD), Alhaji Mohammed Usman Albishir, the First Lady noted that she is determined to ensure that hunger and child malnutrition becomes a thing of the past in Nigeria.
“It was this passion that drove me and my team in 2016 to roll out the GET INVOLVED nutrition campaign, where we mobilized food support through a crowd sourcing mechanism for vulnerable population,” she said.
Mrs. Buhari said as mother of the nation, she is driven by love and compassion for the weak and the most vulnerable in our society.
“Today, my team and I are once again here in Kano in continuation of our efforts in reaching out to the people of Kano state through the food distribution program for the benefit of the masses,” she noted.
Speaking, the Managing Director of KAROTA, Dr. Bappa DanAgundi, applauded the First Lady for her humanitarian gestures and called on other well-meaning Nigerians to emulate her.
He assured that all items will reach the intended beneficiaries.
Among the groups that benefitted from this round of food distribution programmes are the Kano State Road Traffic Authority (KAROTA), various orphanages in Kano State, Hisbah Board, Kannywood Movie Hub, an NGO (Today’s Life Foundation), and a cancer patient, Mallam Idris Yunusa, who was visited at home and personally delivered the food items by the First Lady’s team.
The food items distributed included hundreds of bags of rice, cartons of spaghetti, gallons of oils and some warm clothes for the harmattan season.
A statement by the Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity (Office of the First Lady), Aliyu Abdullahi, disclosed that the First Lady’s delegation was led by Mr. Hadi Uba, the Special Assistant to the President on Administration (Office of the First Lady), Alhaji Mohammed Usman Albishir, Special Assistant to the President on OFLAD, Mrs. Rose Audu and Saidu Suleiman of the Future Assured Program and Aisha Buhari Foundation.