By Alkasim Bala
21-12-2021 FOOD NEDC-YOBE. The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) in collaboration with Yobe state government has distributed food items to over six hundred indigent Christian households in the state to ease their hardship during Christmas celebrations.
The Yobe state Focal Person of the NEDC Dr. Ali Ibrahim Abbas stated this while handing over the food items to the Christian community in Damaturu the Yobe state capital.
“ the support is an extension of Governor Mai Mala Buni’s kind gesture the Christian community in Yobe state and to identify with them during the festive season .
According to Dr Ali Abbas, the items distributed include bags of rice, cartons of spaghetti and cooking oil among other to be distributed to 633 households.
“You can see most of the beneficiaries here are old men and women who truly deserve this kind of support.
He assured similar gesture would be extended christian communities in the other local government areas of the state.
In a brief remark the Yobe state Commissioner Ministry for Religious Affairs Alhaji Mala Musty called on the beneficiaries to pray fervently peace and speedy development of the state and the nation at large.
In this trying moment, what we needed most prayer from everyone in the country for peace to return to our communities.
In a response,the Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Yobe chapter Bishop Yuhanna Audu expressed gratitude to NEDC and the Yobe government for the gesture pointing out that it has come at the right time.
“On behalf of the Christian community in Yobe state, I sincerely appreciate Dr. Ali Ibrahim Abbas, the NEDC Focal Person and Governor Mai Mala Buni for their kind gesture to the Christian community in the state.
Audu also commended the commissioner for religious affairs for his exemplary leadership, describing him as a father to all and sundry.
He also called on the beneficiaries to value the items and share same with their neighbours and enjoined them to continue to pray for peace and prosperity for the state and the country.