By Stanley Onyekwere
The Senator, representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the Nigeria Senate, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda has donated 1,000 bags of rice (10kgs) and 150 cartoons of hand sanitisers to the FCT Administration (FCTA), to assist in the fight against the dreaded Coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19 in the Territory.
Presenting the items in the Abuja yesterday, Senator Aduda explained that the donations were part of his contributions toward the success of the palliative measures being put in place by the administration and in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the FCT.
He added that although government has the responsibilities of providing the needed assistance to the citizens, such assistance is never enough, because the pandemic took the government and everybody by surprise.
According to him: “On behalf of myself and my family, I wish to donate 1,000 bags of 10kgs rice for distribution to FCT residents as part of the palliative measures being put in place by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
“For the palliatives, although I realized that government has the money to provide the needed assistance to the citizens, but this assistance is never enough, because the pandemic did not tell anybody that it was coming and the pandemic does not know party differences.
“All it wants is to ravage humanity. So in my own little way, I am making these little contributions toward the palliatives.”
The senator further explained that the sanitisers would be used in various public places, so that FCT residents could sanitise there hands in their places of work, so as to help in curtailing the spread of the virus in the territory and to hasten the end of the pandemic.
Receiving the items, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, assured that the items, including other items donated by individuals and corporate bodies to the administration in the past, would be handled properly.
His words: “I am highly honoured for this donation, honourable senator, representing the FCT in the 9th senate. I pray that God almighty rewards you for this donation.
“We wish you success and I will also assure you that the items, including other items donated to the administration by individuals and corporate bodies in the past would be handled properly.”