An NGO, Zakkat and Sadaqat Foundation, on Tuesday donated foods and basic need items to the inmates of Zaria Orphanage Home at Tukur-Tukur.
The items include food, jumbo size Dipers III, infant formula cowbell and toys.
While presenting the items, an official of the foundation, Hajiya Mujidat Abdur-Rahim said the foundation officials were in Zaria to give them to the orphans by first collecting from the rich to be given to the poor.
She said that this was in line with the 2018 foundation’s theme of “Giving to Orphanages.”
“We have earlier come to this orphanage home which is owned by the Kaduna State Government under the Ministry of Women Affairs and they told us their needs.
“We saw that those in charge of the orphans are trying their best and that is why we come back to support them with we have to help them and the children.
“We also brought a doctor who had done medical test and found out that the children are all healthy except one,’’ she said.
In his sermon, Shiek Rabi’u Ayuba-As-Sudani, advised Muslims to place emphasis on adequate care for orphans to enable the society to live in peace.
“Care for the orphans is very crucial to human existence and a path to peaceful society.
“If government at all levels can start to assist the orphans, it will go a long way in solving the societal ills.
“Government had been spending money on security, yet it has not achieved the desired result; it is compulsory for government to improve the orphans’ welfare and take care of their studies and health.
“If the society folds its arm and leave the orphans on their own, we will all dwell in sin and Allah (SWT) will not forgive us; therefore, it is incumbent on all of us to take care of the orphans,” he said.
He encouraged members of the society to ensure routine visit to orphanage homes to give the orphans a sense of belonging.
Ayuba-As-Sudani observed that when orphans were neglected by the society, it was the same set of people that would negatively pay back through bomb attacks, kidnapping, robbery, thuggery, terrorism and all other forms of threats.
The officer-in-charge of the orphanage home, Mrs Ester Bariat-James, expressed appreciation for the gesture, urging the NGO to sustain the tempo.
“I want to encourage us all in this nation to embrace one another and live in peace and unity with one another and be our brothers keepers,” Bariat-James said.