- Dr. Zainab Bagudu, the Kebbi state first lady, stated that 10-year-old Aminu beat off attempts by her security team to ward him off
- The security team had stated that he could be a Boko Haram suicide bomber but Aminu confidently declared that he was an almajiri and just wanted to greet the first lady
- He proceeded to pray for Buhari and his wife, and also the state governor
- The first lady offered to find a solution to Aminu’s medical problems and prayed that all her children will always push forward in their lives with the confidence of the little boy
The Kebbi state first lady, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, has shared a lovely conversation she had with a 10-year-old almajiri boy who defied security to get to her during a charity campaign, Inside Arewa News reports.
Bagudu narrated how the little child completely stole the show as she took contributions from Aisha Buhari’s Future Assured Charity organization to the people of Shanga local government area of Kebbi state.
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She wrote: “Today after a successful local government election, my team and I made our way to Shanga, a major rice farming town in the Southern part of Kebbi.
“We had the task of distributing food items sent to the state by H.E. Hajia Aisha Buhari. She does this regularly across the country without much fanfare.
“On this occasion she sent us 1000 bags of rice, 1000 bags of beans, 500 cartoons of macaroni and 500 bags of wheat.
“We split the food into 3 to cover each zone; namely North, South and Central. We also gave portions to the Orphanage in Birnin Kebbi and the Amanawa Leprosarium in Kalgo.
“We do this to ensure we are as impartial as possible. I still hear grumbles but that's fine; one can only try.
“My security team dreads the outings but I feel safe and secure in Kebbi.
“As I stood up to leave today, a little boy with charged towards me.
"In the blink of an eye a CID man from my front had jerked him back.
“From behind me with some karate chops in the air came running 'Kalala', head of my trusted team of boys; (I will tell the story of my 'Yaran Dr' another day).
“To my side, Deborah my Civil Defense lady was yelling as she does at the top of her voice at him to buzz off.
“Roughly holding another skinny arm of this not more than 10 year old boy was a colorfully dressed man.
“All on this tiny thing.
“I started screaming too. ’Leave him alone for God’s sake he's just a child’!
“Kalala was unapologetic; and as always, ready with a sharp answer. ‘It’s their type who have bombs strapped on their body in Maiduguri’, he said.”
“That was when Aminu spoke and I noticed more about him. His abnormally big head, protruding stomach and most of all his 'SPUNK'.
“Upon all the reactive and dramatic defense around me, he was still pushing FORWARD, and protesting that he is not Boko haram. 'I am an almajiri and I want to greet her', he said.
“His confidence was delightful! The colorfully dressed man turned out to be his father!
“Aminu and I had a little conversation and I gave him what I could.
“Most importantly, I asked Kalala to bring him to see me in Kebbi at a quiet time so we can attempt to decipher what his medical issues are.
“Aminu was smiling happily now, but wasn't done.
“He asked to pray.
“He prayed for Baba & mama Buhari and after a harshly asked 'who else?????' by Kalala, he prayed for Atiku Bagudu!
“It never ceases to amaze me passion with which rural people pray for President Buhari.
“This is the kind of impact our outreaches have on both me and the people. We set out to feed 200 odd people but I also got the opportunity to change a life.
“We can choose to remain behind our defense lines and drive off in our jeeps, Or we can stop, look and listen to what is going on around us.
“As a mother, I pray that I will always have the empathy to listen and that I will continue to have the opportunity to impact lives around me.
“I also pray that my all 'children' will always 'push forward' in their lives with the confidence of Aminu.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu, the wife of Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state, came to the aid of 10-year-old Sidika Bako whose mother is mentally challenged.
Mrs Bagudu helped the girl and her 22-year-old mother following a report she received on the girl's poor condition.
The girl’s father who also resides in Birnin Kebbi reportedly abandoned the family after his wife developed mental illness.
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