No fewer than 100 wives of deceased police officers in Jigawa Police Command on Monday received some food items, donated to Jigawa State by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).
The items were distributed to the beneficiaries through the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) in Dutse.
Distributing the items to the widows, the state POWA Chairperson, Mrs Maryam Usman, said the items donated by the state government included 100 10kg.-bags of rice, 100 5kg.-bags of sugar and 100 5kg.-bags of white maize grills.
Others are 100 cartons of spaghetti and 100 cartons of Indomie noodles.
Usman said that the items were meant for women, whose husbands died in active service, adding that the food aid was to support their families.
She commended the Jigawa State Government and CACOVID for the gesture.
“The donation is to reduce hardship for the widows and children left behind by their late husbands.
“I, therefore, urge all of you to ensure judicious use of the packages by feeding your children with them,” she said.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Slessor Emmanuel, thanked POWA, CACOVID and the state government for the donation, saying that the food items would help to cushion the impact of COVID-19 on the families.
It would be recalled that the Jigawa State Government on Oct. 30 distributed 7,000 packages of food items to 1,500 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the state.
The state government had since Sept. 15 commenced the distribution of CACOVID palliatives to 42,312 households across the 27 local government areas of the state.