From Ahmad Mohammed Bauchi
The wife of the Speaker Federal House of Representatives Mrs Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara has flagged off the distribution of rice seeds to 3, 500 women farmers and maize seeds to 3, 500 youths donated by her pet project ‘Sun Of Hope Foundation’ in Bogoro, Tafawa Balewa and Dass Local Governments of Bauchi State where the speaker represents as part of efforts to encourage women farmers.
Flagging up the distribution of the seeds yesterday at Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, Mrs Dogara represented by the Coordinator of the Foundation, Mrs Darambi Kefas explained that the organization had supported 3, 500 women farmers in the constituency last year to cultivate rice which became so scarce for some time now saying 3, 500 youths were included in this year to cultivate maize with a view to eradicating hunger in the society.
She said that new beneficiaries are being selected yearly from all wards in the three local government in order to carry all constituents along.
Mrs Dogara stated that the Foundation intervenes in the areas of agriculture, health, education and children’s welfare.
She also disclosed that the Foundation recently donated medical equipment and consumables to Virginal Vestibular Fistula (VVF) centres in Ningi, Bauchi State, Akwa Ibom and Hajiya Gambo Sawaba VVF centre, Zaria.
She said “The Foundation had in the recent time sponsored free Ante Natals to pregnant women in Dass local government and offers free medical outreach at the annual ‘Limzaar’ festival in Tafawa Balewa local government”.
Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, Esther Bitrus expressed appreciation to the Speaker’s wife for the gesture promising that they would make good use of the seeds.