A non-governmental organisation, Global Peace Foundation of Nigeria (GPF) said on Sunday that it had distributed palliative to 1,300 households within one week in Kaduna State.
The items distributed included beans, garri (cassava flakes), maize flour, rice and Dettol soap.
Country’s Director or the Foundation, Rev. John Hayab made the disclosure while distributing palliative to Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and Christan Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna chapters in Kaduna.
Hayab mentioned Mando, Mararaba Rido, Kajuru and Kaninkon as additional communities that benefited from the palliative within the week in review.
“With the 700 food and other items distributed within the week and 600 been distributed to JNI and CAN today, Global Peace Foundation has touched 1,300 households as part of our contribution to alleviate hardship people face due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are one Family Under One God, so we need to help the needy, especially with the lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic.
“We are also here to support government effort in addressing some of the challenges of the lockdown”, he added.
He called on all faith groups to come together to support government in the fight against the pandemic, charging the JNI to reach out to the needy and ensure that people observe the social protocol as enunciated by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
Receiving the palliative, the Kaduna State Secretary of JNI, Malam Ibrahim Kufena, appreciated the efforts of the Foundation and assured that the palliative would be distributed justly to 300 households of the needy.
The Northern Coordinator of GPF, Sheik Haliru Maraya, who handed the palliative to CAN officials, urged them to give it out to needy persons around them.
The Vice Chairperson Kaduna State CAN, Rev. Christ Angeer appreciated the NGO for the palliative, saying that it would get to the 300 households.