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Yuletide: Gov. Bala distribute cows, rams, foodstuff to Christians in Bauchi

The Bauchi State governor Sen. Bala Mohammed, has distributed food items worth over N120 million to the Christian community across the state for this year’s Christmas celebration.

Food items distributed include 66 cows, 102 rams, 1,438 (50kg) bags of rice, and 189 bottles of groundnut oil, among others.

Mr. Abdon Dallah Gin, chairman of the distribution committee, announced this development while speaking with journalists yesterday in Bauchi.

He mentioned that every year, the governor provided such a gesture to assist the Christian faithful in celebrating Christmas.

Gin, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civil Service matters, stated that the committee allocated a substantial portion of the food items to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state, which further distributed them to all the five blocs across the state.

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He also revealed that other beneficiaries of the governor’s kind gesture include Christian government functionaries, relevant federal government functionaries, and other Christian groups and associations.

“Accordingly, these items, this year, were equitably distributed across the State and beyond by the standing committee. Understandably, the Local Government caretaker committees are complementing this gesture by giving Christians gifts in their respective Christian communities.

“It is also gratifying to note that, as the Christmas gift items were being distributed, His Excellency, the Governor approved the release of December salaries to Civil Servants/Public Officers to assist them in making purchases during this yuletide period.

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“Accordingly, these items, this year, were equitably distributed across the State and beyond by the standing committee. Understandably, the Local Government caretaker committees are complementing this gesture by giving Christians gifts in their respective Christian communities.

“It is also gratifying to note that, as the Christmas gift items were being distributed, His Excellency, the Governor approved the release of December salaries to Civil Servants/Public Officers to assist them in making purchases during this yuletide period.

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“The Committee, therefore, wishes to use this medium to thank Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed and his entire Government for this benevolence.

“We also appreciate the open and accommodating posture that has discarded primordial sentiments, thereby treating people of the State with tremendous love and care, resulting in everyone feeling a sense of belonging. Consequently, peace reigns supreme in this multiethnic State.

“Other ethnic groups resident in Bauchi State and people with special needs, requiring close attention, are among the beneficiaries of the laudable gesture in this festive season, which personifies love and togetherness,” he added.

Umar Saleh Burra

www.katagumdailypost.com

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