- A group known as the Bauchi Central Market Traders and Artisan Association has distributed food stuff to more than 500 orphans in the state
- Muhammad Salisu, the chairman of the association said that the gesture was done to give the less fortunate ones a sense of belonging
- Salisu urged other branches of the association to emulate the gesture and reach out to more orphans across the state
The Bauchi Central Market Traders and Artisan Association, has distributed food items to more than 500 orphans in the state metropolis as Ramadan gift.
Muhammad Salisu, the chairman of the association, made this disclosure on Thursday, May 17, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the state.
Salisu said that orphans were selected based on households, adding that the gesture was also a way to support the caregivers.
He said that the association through its numerous support programmes, would bring the orphans close to the society and provide a sense of belonging especially during this period.
Salisu said: “The association will on Saturday, May 19, distribute bags of rice to more than 500 households identified as caregivers of orphans in Bauchi, as a small gift to feed those children that lost their fathers.
“Members of the association annually make contributions for this specific purpose, especially towards the end of the fasting period.
“Each member at the end of the Ramadan, either buys or picks from their shops some clothing materials for orphans, as we do not accept money."
Salisu said that each beneficiary would also receive a bag of rice, hoping that the gesture would reduce their hardship.
The chairman called on other branches of the association to emulate the gesture and reach out to more orphans across the state.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Saudi Arabia said that the Ramadan fasting would begin on Thursday, May 17, across the globe, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, May 15.
The new moon of Ramadan was not spotted on Tuesday evening and Wednesday marked the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban, SPA said, citing religious authorities in the kingdom.
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