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Adamawa Governor's Wife Urges More Support For Orphans

By Tom Garba, Yola
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The wife of Adamawa state Governor, Hajiya Maryam Muhammad Umar Jibrilla, have urged for more public and organizations support to orphanages in the state.

Jibrila made the call while commissioning the newly rehabilitated Karewa orphanage home in Yola.

Jibrilla observed that supporting orphans who were among the down trodden in the society was a duty that deserve all seriousness.

"There is increasing need, especially in a democratic dispensation; to constantly remind ourselves of how duty bound it is on us to improve the well being of the down trodden in our midst, especially the abandoned and unaccompanied children."Jibrilla said.

She noted that the state government respect for the core values for life, liberty, justice and equality among others prompted it to intervened in rehabilitating the orphanage.

While commending the state ministry for women affairs and social development for its supervisory role for a quality job in the orphanage, she urged the staff of the orphanage to observe strict maintenance culture.

In his speech, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Alhaji Aliyu Bello Tola, said the orphanage was established in 1991 to provide protection, care, and support to the abandoned, trafficked, lost and found children in the state before such children would be reintegrated into the society through foster parents.

Tola who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Hajiya Maisaratu Bello, said with the insurgency problem facing the state, the home also serve as temporary shelter to some unaccompanied children.

He explained that the home has facilities such as dormitories, clinic, school and a daycare centre.