The Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has commenced the distribution of foodstuffs to its less privileged members, following the imposition of a 24-hour-curfew in the state.
The foodstuffs were said to have been procured with N2m donated by some Christians within and without the state.
Kaduna State had imposed a 24-hour curfew as part of measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, announced the imposition of the curfew.
The State Chairman of the CAN, Rev. Joseph Hayab, said in Kaduna on Tuesday that the palliative was meant to encourage less privileged CAN members to obey government’s stay-at- home order.
“A hungry man when he has nothing to give his family may be tempted to disobey. But we do not want to give room for that temptation; that is why we are giving people a helping hand in order to cushion the hardship most Nigerians are going through at this trying moment.
“The palliative measure is meant to identify with beneficiaries at this hard time and also to show our concern for their general well-being even as we are all passing through this difficult experience,” he said.
The CAN leader praised a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu, Ayuba Natsa(an Architect) as well as Yusuf Matashi and others for giving out their window’s mite to bring joy in the lives of others.
The cleric said CAN’s strategy for the distribution of the foodstuffs was to take it to identified homes of members that were in dire need.
He called on Christians to continue to pray for God’s intervention during the trying period of the deadly corona-virus.