By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has donated a truck-load of assorted food, baby items and cash to the local farmer whose wife gave birth to quadruplets in Sokoto last weekend.
The gesture to Malam Lawalli Maishinkafa Illela who was give N500, 000 according to a statement issued by Tambuwal’s spokesman, malam Imam Imam, was to support his farming business while assorted food items and baby wears were presented to the couple at their family home in Illela LGA of Sokoto State.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Governor, the state commissioner for social welfare, Alhaji Surajo Gatawa, said the state government will continue to cater for the needs of the new born babies and their parents.
“We are here to present these items as a means of support to you. The birth of a child is a moment of joy to us. And because God decided to give you four at the same time, our joys are four-fold.
“We thank God for this joy and addition to your family and we will continue to monitor the progress of the children through you,” the commissioner told the father and his wife Shafa’atu.
He added that the Illela local government council has already been directed to monitor the progress of the babies, and ensure that health officials at the nearby primary healthcare centre constantly check on the family.
Responding, Mr. Illela commended Tambuwal for his show of humanity, and expressed delight that the intervention is coming at a time it is needed most.
“We are not rich, but through these kids and through the Governor, God has made us rich. We thank you very much and we’ll forever cherish this intervention,” he said.
Items donated include different types of wears, baby-friendly mosquito nets, four bags of rice, millet and sorghum each, cartons of milk, crates of egg, cartons of spaghetti and macaroni, wrappers and other wears for the parents, among others.