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The FCT Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, and the NEAR Foundation (a non governmental organization) have given food items to 160 vulnerable women as part of the sallah celebrations.

In a remark at the event the Director General of FEMA,Dr Abbas Garba Idriss said the gesture was to ensure that people who are vulnerable also participate in the sallah celebrations.

Represented by the Director Relief and Rehabilitation, Engr. Abdul Rahman Mohammed, Idriss appealed to Muslim ummah to emulate NEAR Foundation by giving to the less privileged.

“If the Muslim ummah can contribute to NEAR Foundation this event will be enlarged and we can reach more people”.

Earlier, the Project Coordinator NEAR Foundation, Abdul Malik Bulakos said the Foundation has reached out to the less privileged in 28 States across the country through 140 points to give out 4kilograms of meat and food items.

He informed that since 2019 NEAR Foundation has been impacting positively the less privileged members of the society in Nigeria irrespective of religious affiliation.

He appealed to everybody to find it in their hearts to accommodate the less privileged in order to create a better Nigeria.

” A Nigeria where we show empathy, care and compassion to each and every one irrespective of religious affiliation or cultural background”.

Responding on behalf of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs who have chosen to settle in Waru, Yimutu and Malaysia Gardens, Halita Joseph and Samuwa Yohana appreciated the gifts and appealed to government to give the women and children hand work to empower them.

Nkechi Isa
Head,Public Affairs
July 1, 2023.

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