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Published On: Tue, Jun 10th, 2014

Katsina philanthropist donates vehicles, tricycles to widows

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From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina

A philanthropist, Alhaji Umar Abdullahi has distributed 30 vehicles, 70 tricycles and other economic empowerment tools to no less than 12, 747 widows in Katsina senatorial zone.
Distributing the tools to the beneficiaries yesterday in Katsina, Abdullahi said that the items were distributed to the beneficiaries free of charge.
Abdullahi also distributed 250 motorcycles, 1,000 freezers, 576 drums of kerosene, 3,550 sewing machines and 1,050 knitting machines.
Others were 1,000 grinding machines, 694 spaghetti-making machines, 693 bags of beans and millet and 300 donkeys with carts.
He explained that the widows were thoroughly selected based on merit in the 12 local government areas from the Katsina senatorial zone.
‘’Only the targeted persons will benefit from the gesture, you don’t need to pay a single kobo for whatever you are given,’’ he said.
Abdullahi said that tools would assist the widows to take care of themselves and carter for the needs of their orphans.
He, therefore, urged the beneficiaries not to sell the items and ensure their maintenance culture for their sustainability.
In his remarks, a renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Sa’id Alhassan commended the philanthropist for the gesture and
urged other wealthy individuals to emulate the good efforts.
Malam Sadiya Abdullahi, one of the beneficiaries, wept when she was called to receive a Peugeot 806 car.
She said that she has 12 orphans, explaining that she and four of the children had to go for hard labor to get what to eat.
Mrs. Abdullahi commended the philanthropist for the gesture and urged other wealthy individuals to emulate the good efforts.

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