Yahaya Idris, Koton-Karfe
The wife of the Kogi State Governor, Hajiya Rashida Yahaya Bello, has on Saturday put smiles on the faces of women, youths and vulnerable at at Kogi LG communities of the State when her office distributed food items in the spirit of Christmas and New Years celebration.
The gesture was done through a delegation Comprise of Wife of the Administrator of Kogi LGC, Hajia Halimat Muhammed Tanko and the Senior Special Assistant on Administrative Affairs, Mrs Sandra Mimi Musa to the First Lady.
The delegation who arrived Koton-Karfe community where the event took place, donated food items which include bags of rice, provisions of different varieties were given out free to the people.
Mrs Sandra said that Christmas and new year was a season to spread love and generate happiness for persons, especially women who are the pillar of the family.
“We are actually sent by Her Excellency, Hajia Rashida Bello, to go on door to doors in making sure we put smiles on the faces of Kogi LG women, youths at large in the three zones that made up of the LG through distribution of food items and some provisional goods.
She also said, Christmas celebrations are not complete when we have not touched the lives of women who are the pillars of the family. This intervention is been carried out every festive season with the support of the state government who is mindful of the needs of the citizens at such celebrations’’
“This period calls for sober reflection on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the purpose of his birth. You should also use the season to pray for the peace of the state and nation, particularly we are approaching the new year,’’ she said.
On her part, the Wife of the Administrator of Kogi LG, Hajia Halimat Muhammed Tanko, expressed gratitude to the First Lady and government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello for always considering the people of Kogi LG in scheme of activities in the State.
According to the Koton-Karfe Chairperson, such gesture has never been in vain following massive supports and votes Governor Yahaya Bello and his Deputy David Edward Onoja pulled before and during the just concluded November 16 Guber elections in the State.
She said the women of Kogi LG would continue to support, loyal GYBCEDO led administration as the people of the area have seen, felt and touched the impacts of the government of the State.
She implored women to instill moral virtues in the lives of their children so that they can be responsible persons in the society and urged to acquire skills to empower their lives and family.
Also speaking, Hajia Iyami from Koton-Karfe representing Zone A spoke on behalf of the two other zones that is, Zone B and Zone C, commended the First Lady for identify with the people at grassroots particularly the women and youths in the area.
The team had earlier visited, Koton-Karfe in Zone A, Okpareke in Zone B and Zone C respectively.
The event brought together women, youths of Kogi LG communities, aides of the Governor Wife and that of the Wife of the Administrator of Kogi LG among others.