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The first lady of Nasarawa State, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi Sule, Thursday donated COVID-19 Safety Facilities worth millions of naira to 248 schools in the state as schools are being reopened.
Silifat, who is wife to Governor Sule of Nasarawa State and Founder of Silifat Abdullahi Sule Hope Foundation, made the donation to the schools in Lafia, stating that the gesture was part of her modest contribution to curtail further spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Items donated by the Nasarawa State first lady include 3,800 gallons of liquid soap, 2,000 hand sanitizers and 800 basins for hand washing to be distributed to 248 secondary schools in the Northern and Southern Senatorial Districts of the state.
Addressing representatives of the beneficiaries, the governor’s wife appealed to the schools to support the government to ensure that the COVID-19 virus was contained from spreading in the state and beyond.
She called on the residents of the state to restore confidence in government and governance, even as she thanked the people for believing in the administration of her husband.
Silifat explained that her pet project, Silifat Abdullahi Sule Hope Foundation, would continue to work closely with government to initiate programmes that would have positive impact on the lives of the people.
In a remark, the state commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fatu Sabo, described the donation as the first of its kind in the state and called for support from private organizations considering the enormous needs in the education sector.