Kano State Government has distributed food items and cows to Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) and 13 rehabilitation centres for persons with mental disability in the state.
The Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, made the disclosure during the distribution in Kano on Friday.
Ganduje, represented by the Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA), Dr Saleh Jili, said the beneficiaries were selected across the Five Emirates and 13 centres of persons with mental disability in the state.
According to him, the gesture was an annual event to host persons with disabilities and ensure that they too had the opportunity of celebrating Eid-el-Kabir in a joyous mood.
“The food items include Rice, vegetable oil, ram and cow.
“Each beneficiary received a cow, bag of rice, vegetable oil and N20,000 cash for ingredients and firewood.”
Other beneficiaries include: Emir of the Deaf, Emir of the Blind, Emir of the physically-challenged and Emir of the Lepers ,with their chiefs from the five Emirates of Kano, Bichi, Karaye, Rano and Gaya.
He called on wealthy individuals to support such gesture in helping PWDs in the state and to assist the rehabilitation centres.
Ganduje further explained that the centres for persons with mental disability included Dawakin Kudu, Gaya, Dorayi, Bichi, Danbatta, Minjibir, Wudil, Sumaila, Tudun Wada, Rano, Karaye and Shahuci.
“The centres under SEMA were designed to provide clinical services, psychological support and skill acquisition training for the disabled,” Ganduje said.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Emir of the Blind, Alhaji Ado Halilu-Abdulkarim, commended the government for the kind gesture and promised to use the items judiciously.