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Kano State pledges upkeep of orphans

20 July 2015, 15:01Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has assured the orphans of Nassarawa Children's Home in the state the present government would continue providing for their upkeep.

The governor gave the assurance as he celebrated the Edil Fitr with the orphans at Golf Amusement Park in Minjibir local government area of the state.

He said their health status, welfare and education would be given priority.

Ganduje added that the government would do its best to ensure they complete their studies and get jobs that would make them feel comfortable.

He appealed to wealthy people to come to the aid of such homes as part of their individual social responsibility.

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Meanwhile, Ganduje has increased the monthly allowance of operational staff of the Torrey Home for Handicapped Children in Kano metropolis, from N5 000 to N10 000 monthly.

He explained that the increase was to show appreciation for their diligence in taking care of the children who are mostly mentally challenged.

“Government is very much concerned about the condition of these children and we would do our best within limits of the available resources to improve their living condition” he said.

The governor called on the influential people in society to assist the home and engage in other humanitarian gestures that would make life more meaningful for the less privileged. 

- CAJ News


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