Mitigating the Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic and Preparing for Ramadan

Mitigating the Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic and Preparing for Ramadan

Concerned about the plight in homes and families occasioned by the stay at home order and its attendant lose of revenue from shut down businesses coupled with the annual practice of offering assistance to adherents of Islam towards an easier Ramadan, I Mohammed Umar Bago, Legislator representing the good people of Chachanga Federal Constituency of Niger State have procured eleven (11) Trailer loads of Rice for distribution in the eleven Wards that make up my constituency.

The COVID-19 scourge which is a national and world threatening calamity respects neither the cross nor the crescent just as the pang of hunger also doesn’t discriminate among political parties. Though we have made our contributions as Legislators to the National coffer, I cannot do but extend my outreach of helping hands to my immediate constituents.

I feel and identify with the pains of my people and this token which is to be distributed with fairness and equity devoid of any political sentiment, is to demonstrate my solidarity and reassure my constituents that this time shall, of certainty, pass.

I appreciate my constituents for their patience and cooperation with the government’s directives on the instructions and modalities put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus in Niger State.

We must continue to maintain social distancing, stay safe and healthy, washing our hands regularly with soap and water as we pray to Almighty Allah for divine intervention.

Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago
Chairman House Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa
April 6, 2020.