FCT residents laud NGO for food items, cash donation

Residents of Nyanya community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have commended the Hajiya Hadiza Foundation for giving them food items, clothes and cash, for the Eid El-kabir celebration.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Comfort Ibiang, a widow, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, said she was surprised at the gifts she received from the foundation.

‘I am surprised for a woman to do what she is doing. You can see we are all happy.

‘We are widows and less privileged and for her to come to our aid, through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, I am so grateful,’ Ibiang said.

Ibiang, who appreciated the efforts of the founder of the foundation, called on the government and stakeholders to also assist them.

Mr Iyke Vincent, another beneficiary, said he was highly impressed and excited by the opportunity the occasion offered him and other less privileged people of the community.

‘I never knew something like this can come up at a time like t
his considering the economic challenges of the nation and the situation of things.

‘People are really hungry and for somebody to come at a time like this and alleviate our burden, no matter how little, is commendable.

‘People in the Nyanya community are truly happy and we are celebrating her from the depths of our hearts,’ Vincent said.

Earlier, Amb. Hajiya Hadiza Umar, the founder of the NGO, told NAN that giving back to the society was what gave her joy.

‘Today is one of my happiest days because it’s what I love to do to put smiles on people’s faces,’ she said.

She explained that her foundation was non-profit, committed to making a positive impact and to inspire hope for all Nigeria widows, orphans, less privileged and vulnerable people.

She said her vision was to create a society where women were empowered, children educated and persons with disabilities valued and everyone having equal opportunities to thrive.

Hadiza said that the funding of her project was purely from her purse as a business woman
, with no international sponsorship or donations.

On his part, Mr James Thomas, Chairman of Karu Local Government Area, said he was proud to offer support to the foundation with laudable objectives.

He said the foundation did well considering the reality of things, where people found it difficult to feed.

‘The beneficiaries today shall never forget how the foundation has impacted their lives,’ he said.

The Chairman said he was happy that the people expressed joy and delight.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria