From Esther Akaa, Lafia
A member representing Keffi East constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Abdulaziz Danladi, has distributed 500 bags of rice among other items to 250 constituents as Muslims begin fasting otherwise known as Ramadan.
The items presented include; 150 bags of 25kg of rice, 200 bags of 50kg of rice, 150 bags of 100 kg of rice, 8 bags of millet, 200 cartoons of indomie and some amount of money to enable beneficiaries convey the items to their various destinations.
Danladi (APC) who distributed the items on Wednesday in Keffi Local Government Area, said the gesture was to enable his constituents fast without hardship while assuring them of fair representation at the House of Assembly.
“This gesture is to improve on the standard of living of my constituents as it cuts across the 36 polling units of the five electoral wards of my constituency.
“I want to assure the people of my constituency that I will continue to initiate good policies and programmes that would have direct bearing on their standard of living,” he said.
The lawmaker who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Works, Housing and Transport, called on the people to use the Ramadan period to pray for the unity, peace, progress and development of the country and solicited for support from all and sundry to enable him succeed.
He also urged the people of his constituency and the state at large to support President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abdullahi Sule administrations to succeed.
The lawmaker equally called on the people of his constituency and Nigeria at large to live in peace, be law abiding, respect constituted authorities, tolerate one another, irrespective of their affiliations, for development to thrive.
Responding, an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in Keffi, Mallam Dadi commended the lawmaker for the gesture and prayed God to bless him.
Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Sule has congratulated Muslims in the state as they begin this year’s Ramadan, urging them to pray for peace and prosperity of the state and Nigeria at large.
In a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by him, Governor Sule said, “I, Engr Abdullahi A. Sule on behalf of the government and good people of Nasarawa state wish congratulate the Muslim ummah in the state and beyond on the commencement of the 2021 Ramadan.
“It is my prayer and hope that believers will seize the opportunity of immense reward that abounds in the month to do good deeds for their families, communities and the people in general.
“While seeking forgiveness, blessings and favour of Allah through devotion and supplications, I urge Muslims to pray for peace and prosperity of our dear state and Nigeria at large.
“During the month of Ramadan, congregational prayers are encouraged. Let me however, advise that worshippers must abide by the COVID-19 protocol at all times.
“May Allah reward our acts of worship and sacrifice while strengthening the bond of brotherhood amongst our people. Ramadan Kareem!”