From Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja
The family of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, has donated food and personal protective gears to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to support the battle against COVID-19 pandemic.
Representative of the family under the aegis of Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation, Malam Abdullahi Umaru Yar’Adua, presenting the items to the administration praised the doggedness of all the health workers, stressing that their dedication to service in these challenging times should serve as an example to other professional bodies.
Yar’Adua also hailed the efforts of Federal Government, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, FCT Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for their diligence in service.
“My family NGO and I extend our deepest respect and gratitude to the government of Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, FCT Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and to all those working in the healthcare profession for their selfless commitment and diligence as they undertake vitally important roles in our country’s fight against the ongoing pandemic.
“In difficult times, we often discover the best in ourselves, the dedication to service of doctors, nurses, lab technicians and other health workers, in these challenging times, is an example to us all,” Yar’Adua stated.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Administration, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, commended the Yar’Adua’s family for the kind gesture, stressing that the move would be exemplary to other notable families in the country.
In her words: “We are happy to receive our former first family eminently represented by three eminent sons. This donation will no doubt go a long way to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on the residents of the territory and by extension entire Nigerians.