By Our Correspondent
The National Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Katsina state chapter has distributed Ramadan palliatives to patients in some public hospitals in the metropolis.
The hospitals visited include, the Katsina General hospital, Malam Barau hospital at Rafin-Dadi and the Eye Centre at Tsohuwar Kasuwa all in the state capital.
Comrade Shamsuddeen Ibrahim Shamo, the state coordinator of the council made this assertion shortly after launching the distribution of the assistance at the Katsina General hospital.
Shamo said the council decided to offer the assistance to patients in public hospitals to reduce the hardship been faced by them during the Ramadan period.
According to him, even at the public hospitals, we do not go to the amenity wards with the assistance, our major target were the vulnerable patients.
Items distributed include sugar, bread, milk, pure water amongst others.
Some of the patients interviewed, expressed appreciation for the gesture, prayed Allah to reward the members of the council with Jannatul Firdaus.
Meanwhile, wealthy individuals in the society have been advised to sacrifice part of their wealth in assisting the less privileged, orphans and disabled persons particularly during the month of Ramadan.
The Chief Imam of Kanti Juma’at Mosque, Kankia, Ustaz Musa Abubakar Abdulrahman who stated this in an interview with newsmen, said the Almighty God has promised to redouble the rewards of those who assist the needy, particularly during the month of Ramadan.
The Islamic scholar also advised Leaders to have the fear of Allah in all their dealings, as they will be asked to account for their deeds in the hereafter.
While reminding parents on their responsibilities of instilling good morals amongst their wards, he warned the Muslim Ummah not to get involved in drug abuse.
Ustaz Abdulrahman however urged them to continue to pray for peace, security and stability of the nation through the recitation of the Qur’an and seeking God’s forgiveness to end the insecurity challenges facing the state and the nation at large.