The Federal University Dutse (FUD), Jigawa, says it has donated food items worth over N1 million to Jigawa and Kano States, as palliative intervention to residents.
The varsity’s spokesman, Mr Abdullahi Yahaya, said this in a statement in Dutse on Saturday.
“The Vice Chancellor of Federal University Dutse, Prof. Fatima Batul-Muktar has approved the donation of relief materials worth over N1 million to the government of Kano and Jigawa States.
“The items which consisted of 40 bags of rice and 100 cartons of spaghetti were presented to the two state government yesterday.
“The VC said the items were donated to the state governments as part of the university’s effort to contribute to palliative being given to the less previledge to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic,” Yahaya said.
According to him, Batul-Muktar, who commended the efforts of the two state governments in the fight against COVID-19, urged citizens to complement the efforts by complying with all directives to prevent the spread of thee disease, especially the stay at home order, social distancing and continuous washing of hands.
“In his response, the Kano Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, who received the donation thanked the university for the kind gesture and prayed to Allah to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.
“The Permanent Secretary , Jigawa Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Muazu, who received the donation on behalf of the state government also thanked the university for the items.
“This will go a long way to ameliorate the suffering of the needy in the state,” the spokesman said.
Edited By: Cecilia Odey and Isaac Ukpoju (NAN)