From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has organized a special Sallah breakfast for the orphans in the state aimed at putting smile on their faces.
The breakfast was held at Government House, Gusau under a very conducive and serene atmosphere with decorated and roundly designed chairs.
Governor Matawalle who described the orphans as his children, also said the state Government would continue to provide them with all the necessary support they deserved.
He urged them to always consider him as their father stressing that he would always be by their side at all times.
He said that his administration would continue to ensure their comfort by providing them with all their needs.
Matawalle said, ‘The orphans are destined to be who they are at this point in time by the singular act of God”.
“They should not be abandoned, rather they should be everyone’s concern deserving greater care because no one knows what the future holds for them”.
He assured that the Government woud do its best in catering for their educational and social support in order to make them equal with members of the society.
He also urged well to do individuals in the state to assist orphans and the less priviledged children in the state.
He pointed out that assisting orphans as instructed by the Almighty Allah is rewarding and also a way of getting mercy and blessings from the Almighty.
Matawalle also urged the orphans to pray hard for the return of peace in the state and the country at large.
The breakfast was attended by Former Deputy Governors, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad and Muktar Ahmad Anka, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, Head of Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Deputy Chief of Staff Government House, Dr. Bashir Mohammed Maru, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Permanent Secretaries and Directors-General.
Others includes, Principal Private Secretary to the Governor, Lawal Umar Maradun, heads of Security agencies in the state, politicians and senior government officials.