The Kebbi Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and UN Women have flagged-off the distribution of palliative support to vulnerable women in the state.
Hajiya Aisha Mohammed-Maikurata, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.
The permanent secretary said that the partnership was meant to support the poorest of the poor women in the state.
According to her, most of the beneficiaries are widows, HIV patients and people with disabilities.
Mohammed-Maikurata also said that more measures were being put in place to improve the livelihood of women and support them care for their families and children.
“In realisation of this goal, the ministry had the first phase of the palliative distribution and the beneficiaries are 50 women with disabilities, 50 widows, 50 elderly, and 30 people living with HIV/AIDS,” she added.
Mohammed-Maikurata listed the palliative support distributed to the 180 beneficiaries to include food items such as rice, garri, palm oil, bathing soap among others.
She commended the efforts of Gov. Atiku Bagudu for supporting women and less-privileged people in the state.
The permanent secretary appreciated the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and UN Women for their genuine commitment to assist indigent women and other services to humanity in the state. (NAN)