Categories: Local

Lebanese Community Donates Food Items, Other Essentials Worth Over N100m In Kano

 

A group of Lebanese in Kano State have donated food items and other essentials worth over One Hundred Million Naira (N100m) as their contribution to the state palliative programme to the poor in the population as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenting the items to the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Consul General of the Lebanese Community in Kano, Mr Khalil Muselmani said the commodities include 30 Tonnes of rice and 2,000 packets of spaghetti.

Others are 1,000 bags of Dawavita of 1kg, 500 packets of Juice drinks, 1,548 Hand Sanitizers, 1,500 Protective Garments, 20 boots, 500 cartons of detergent, among other items.

“We are giving this in order to give a helping hand in alleviating some of the sufferings of those needy individuals in the state, during this situation,” he said, adding that they were glad to support the government and people of the state in taking proactive measures against the pandemic.

After receiving the items, governor Ganduje handed them over to the Chairman of Fund Raising Committee, Prof Muhammad Yahuza Bello.

Prof. Bello thanked the Lebanese Community, noting that they are always ready and willing to act in anything that has to do with the development of the state
“Another good thing about our people here is that, even before the coming of this deadly COVID-19 crisis, our community is very much involved in helping the needy amongst us.

“Our Committee has also recently got another contribution from Poultry Farmers Association, that donated 2,000 cartoons of eggs. Which we have already given out to Children’s Home,” he stated.

Rejoice Ewodage

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

  • Crime Watch

Gunmen Kidnap Special Adviser To Nasarawa Governor

      Even as residents of Nasarawa state are trying to grapple with the partial lockdown of the state…

8 mins ago
  • Local

COVID-19: ASUP Suspends Planned Indefinite Strike

    The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended  its planned indefinite strike, billed to begin on Monday,…

56 mins ago
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

COVID-19: China Says It Has Sold Nearly Four Billion Masks Abroad

  China has sold nearly four billion masks to foreign countries since March, officials said Sunday, as they tried to…

1 hour ago
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

COVID-19: Pope Urges Courage As Global Death Toll Tops 65,000

  Pope Francis appealed Sunday for courage in the face of the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 65,000…

1 hour ago
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

Morocco To Free Over 5,000 Prisoners To Slow Virus Spread

  Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Sunday pardoned more than 5,600 prisoners and ordered their release in stages to avoid…

2 hours ago
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

South Sudan Records First Coronavirus Case

  South Sudan reported its first coronavirus case on Sunday, one of the last African nations to confirm the presence…

2 hours ago