By Stanley Onyekwere
Individuals and organised groups in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) have been urged to intensify culture of philanthropy, in order to uplift the downtrodden amongst them, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In particular, they are urged as stakeholders to always extend a helping hand to vulnerable people in the society.
According to the chairman of AMAC, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, who gave the advice, there is always reward for putting smiles on the faces of the people, which represents an unquestionably way of giving back to the society
Candido spoke when the Nigerian Army Headquarters (Garrison) distributed palliative items to over 500 families in Karshi community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), to cushion the effects of the COVID-19, as part of its activities to mark the 2020 Nigerian Army Day Celebration.
The AMAC Chairman, who was represented by his special assistant on political affairs, Aminu Abubakar, thanked the Nigerian Army for choosing the community for the guesture.
Candido also congratulated the service for the milestone achievements, and called on other organisations to extend a helping hand to the needy in the society.
Similarly, the District head of Karshi community, Alhaji Ismaila Mohammed, represented by Ahmed Doka, also thanked the Army for the gesture and warned the beneficiaries against selling the items.
One of the beneficiaries, Esther Osundu, who was visibly excited for the gesture, also appreciated the Army for putting food on her table.
According to her, she had prepared the last cup of rice in her house to feed and children yesterday and was wondering what to give them before the Army came to her rescue.