December 17, 2013 | General News
Borno Governor's Wife Sparkles Christian Widows At Christmas
WIFE OF BORNO STATE GOVERNOR, HAJIYA NANA KASHIM-SHETTIMA (R) n BEVERLY HILLS, CA, December 16, (THEWILL) - About 100 Christian widows in Borno State have benefitted from the goodwill of the wife of Borno State governor, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima. On Monday, the Borno First Lady donated some food items , wrappers and money to the widows from Maiduguri and Jere so that they could celebrate the Christmas. Each beneficiary was given a bag of rice, spaghetti, cooking oil, two set of wrappers and N2,000 as transportation at the occasion. Speaking during the presentation of the items to the widows at the Government House in Maiduguri, Hajiya Shettima noted that the initiative was part of efforts of her pet project, Support for Women Orphans and Tsangaya (SWOT), aimed at touching the lives of the needy in the state . "As a foundation, we don't have any political, religious or gender inclination, but to serve humanity. Reaching out to the needy at the time of need is considered the most useful and appropriate, since we all know that we live by what we get, we believe we will make live better by what we give." "Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.WUomen are peaceful, home builders and the backbone of the society and called on them to pray for the total restoration of peace and inculcate good moral behaviours in their children for the betterment of the society," she said at the occasion. The chairman of SWOT Foundation, Alhaji Mohammed Bello, in an earlier remark, noted that the chairperson of the Foundation, Hajiya Shettima, has sympathy for the masses, especially widows, orphans and Tsangaya/Almajiris. He said the gesture is part of Hajiya Shettima's passion and love for the less-privileged members of the society, stressing that she always love to extend the gesture during Sallah and Christmas so as to make the less privileged in the society happy. The president of the Borno State Christian Widows Association, Mrs. Asabe Ladagu, in her vote of thanks, expressed gratitude to Hajiya Shettima for her kindness and love to them during times of need. She disclosed that the members of her association had never felt it so good until Governor Kashim Shettima came to power, saying the SWOT Foundation has always been of help in time of need as she prayed to God to continue to guide Governor Shettima and his wife, and to restore total peace back to the troubled state.