Embassy of Kuwait in Nigeria, on Wednesday distributed food items to 50 orphans and widows in Dutse, Jigawa.
The items were distributed under “Project of Ramadan Iftar 1440 A.H/2019’’ by Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation and Embassyof Kuwait in Nigeria.
The items were distributed through the state chapter of the Union of African Muslim Scholars.
The food items included rice, semovita, macaroni, sugar, vegetable oil and seasoning cubes.
Secretary of the Union, Malam Salisu Gumel, while presenting the items said the gesture was to assist the widows, orphans and the less privileged during the Ramadan.
Gumel said the embassy had been assisting the needy and vulnerable not only during Ramadan, but in the areas of education and health.
The District Head of Dutse, Alhaji Jamilu Basiru, warned the beneficiaries against selling the items.
“I urge you to take these items to your respective homes in order to share with your family members.
“If you are a male beneficiary, ensure you take the items to your wife to cook for all the family members to eat.
“Also, if you are a female beneficiary, make sure you assist your husband by cooking the items for all to eat,’’ Basiru advised.
The traditional ruler, who commended the embassy and the union for the gesture, urged other wealthy individuals in the area to emulate the gesture.
Some of the beneficiaries, Malam Gambo Garkuwa and Malama Nana Muhammad commended the embassy and the union for the gesture.