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Ramadan: Foundation distributes food items to 150 IDPs in Abuja

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Ibrahim Ramalan
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In the spirit of this year’s Ramadan, a non-governmental organization, Al-IMRAN Foundation has distributed food items to over 150 internally displaced persons, IDP, in Abuja.

Children, youths, and women were the beneficiaries of these food items at the Kunchingoro IDP camp in Abuja.

According to the organizers of the initiative, the distribution of the food items was in the spirit of Ramadan that reflects the love and giving to people regardless of their background, social status, religious status, or race.

The organizers said the initiative has been on for over five years and this year’s initiative is tagged “Project 2022 Ramadan FoodBank”.

Speaking at the distribution of the food items, the chairman board of trustees (BoT) Al-IMRAN foundation, Justice Muktar Muhammad Dodo said the initiative is for humanitarian and charity purposes.

He further stated that there is a need for everyone to love one another and fear God and also serve him diligently and wholeheartedly.

The founder of Al-IMRAN Foundation, Yusuf Yusuf while giving his remark stated that the teachings of the holy prophet Mohammed must reflect in people’s life.

He said there is a need to give attention to humanity and play down religious bias and differences.

Meanwhile, the project manager of the organization, Amana Oluwatobi in her Ramadan message charged Muslims and people of other religious faith to show love to one another and also to be selfless and humane.

Similarly, Carmen Papping, a volunteer Dutch woman lauded the initiative and described it as a good way of giving back to society. She however called on all Muslim faithful to continue to show love to one another.

Gladdened by the gesture of the NGO, some of the orphans thanked the organizers for the food item.

Ayaga Ayuba who was a beneficiary said the donation was a nice gesture that the community appreciates deeply.

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