By Hadiza Muhammad
In keeping to his tradition of reaching out to adherents of the Christian and Muslim faiths with packages during religious festivities, the member representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yusuf Adamu Gagdi has distributed 264 rams and 530 bags of 50/25/10 kg rice to various Muslim groups and individuals within his constituency and beyond as packages for the Eid-el-kabir celebration.
Outlining the distribution pattern, Personal Assistant to the parliamentarian, Barrister Adamu Nuhu indicated that religious leaders, party leaders, traditional rulers, youth groups, pressure groups and other recognized bodies in Kanam, Pankshin and Kanke Local Government Areas got 157 rams with 530 bags of rice ranging between 50/25/10 kg, while stakeholders resident in Jos got 54 rams and Abuja got 19 rams. Family and friends of the Late Representatives father within Gum area got 35 rams with 34 bags of rice respectively.
While wishing the Muslim Ummah a memorable Sallah celebration, Rt Hon. Gagdi has urged Muslims to observe the federal government approved protocol in their celebrations and call for prayers among Muslim faithful for an end to the covid-19 pandemic.
The lawmaker pleaded with those whom the packages could not reach to exercise patience, while those who got the packages should appreciate the intention behind the gesture, rather than the quantity.
Gagdi, who is still mourning his late father, Mallam Adamu Yusuf GAGDI, who died exactly two weeks ago, also expressed appreciation to his constituents for the show of love, prayers offered and condolence visits during the burial, and pray for God’s bountiful rewards to everyone that identified with the family during their moment of grief.
The distribution took place in his personal residences in Dengi, Gum-GAGDI, Jos and Abuja.
Those who benefitted from the packages include religious leaders, traditional rulers, youth groups, political party leaders and stakeholders, his personal aides and staff, campaign team and pressure groups among others.