Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar yesterday organized a reception for the 160 orphans brought to Sokoto from the northeast.
The children, including boys and girls were under the care of a renowned politician and business tycoon in the state, Alhaji Umarun Kwabo.
The reception took place at the premises of their school located on Polo Road, Sokoto.
Speaking, Tambuwal said the reception was organised to give the children a sense of belonging at this festive period.
“They are orphans who need our support and care. I assure you of our support because we want them to live a happy and successful life,” he said.
The governor commended his Borno State counterpart Kashim Sahttima, the Sultan and all those who had been contributing in taking care of the children.
He also promised to build the secondary section of the school.
In his remarks, Sultan Sa’ad said there are over 50,000 orphans in need of attention in the northeast, calling on wealthy Muslims to come to their aid.
“We should not leave them alone. Let us accommodate and train them so that they can be useful to our societies,” he advised.
He urged other wealthy individuals to emulate the business tycoon by adopting some of the children orphaned by Boko Haram.
Also speaking, Kwabo thanked the state government for providing the school with teachers and clinical staff.
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February 18, 2019