Katsina State Governor-elect, Aminu Masari has promised to provide free education and healthcare services for the benefit of orphans in the state.

Masari made the promise in Katsina on Saturday while donating food items to the Katsina Orphanage Home.

He said that his administration would continue to feed the orphans free of charge on a daily basis.

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The governor-elect said that the gesture was part of his efforts to improve the living condition of people in the state, particularly the less privileged in the society.

“My administration will do everything possible to cater for the need of such children so that they will grow up to be responsible people in the society.

“Orphans and widows will receive proper attention from the state government because of their peculiar situation,“ he said.

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In his remark, an Islamic scholar in Katsina, Malam Abba Muhammad, who spoke extensively on the significance of being responsive to the plight of orphans, revealed that the act was among the important things neglected by people in the society.

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Muhammad also said that the Almighty God would continue to shower His mercy and blessings upon people so long as they took care of orphans in the society.

The food items donated by the governor-elect include grains, pasta (spaghetti), and vegetable oil.

He, however, urged officials of the home to use the food items judiciously. (NAN)