A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Lawanti Development Association, in Gombe state, has donated Sallah cloths to 256 Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the community.
Chairman of the Association, Alhaji Abu Ubaida, disclosed this while speaking during the presentation at Lawanti village in Akko local government area of the state yesterday.
He said the Association “gives such assistance to OVCs during annually celebrations in the area.”
Ubaida called on the public-spirited individuals in the community and the state at large to assist the OVCs in their own way.
“You do not have to wait for a festive period; you can render your assistance at anything, through the Association,” he said.
Also speaking, the chairman, Planning Committee 2017 occasion, Malam Sani Aliyu, said the event was held annually and that the Association’s sources of fund were from public-spirited individuals.
He said the mosquito treated nets were provided by the Gombe state Primary Health Care Development Agency.
Responding, on behalf of the parent and caregivers of the beneficiaries, Malam Ezra Sambo, commended the Association for the gesture.
He said the Association treats everyone equal irrespective of religion and tribe.
Also commenting on the gesture, Alhaji Usman Barade, a resident of Lawanti community, said the group had been given scholarship to the less privileged.
He urged them to continue doing the good work and prayed for the sustainability of the Association.
The items donated included wrappers, brocade, yards and treated mosquito nets.