Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has donated a truckload of food, baby items and cash to a farmer whose wife gave birth to quadruplets in Sokoto last weekend.
In a statement issued by his Spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said that the man, Lawwali Maishinkafa Illela, was given N500,000 to support his farming business while assorted food items and baby wears waere presented to the couple at their family home in Illela Local Government Area.
Presenting the items on behalf of the governor, the 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 council has already been directed to monitor the progress of the babies and ensure that health officials at the nearby primary health-care 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.