Honourable Jonathan Vatsa, former Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Tourism in Niger State, has supplied food to over 500 orphans and empowered over fifty women with monetary presents and grinding machines.
Vatsa, the State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), provided food and other goods to the Bethany Orphanage Home in Minna.
Beneficiaries, largely Muslim widows, received grinding machines and financial donations from the Gbaiko community in Minna.
While giving the gifts in Minna as part of celebrations to commemorate his 62nd birthday, Vatsa stated that the gesture was motivated by his support for orphans and women in the state, particularly widows, and to enable them to enjoy a full Sallah celebration.
“Each of my birthdays, I usually do my best to touch lives, and coincidentally, this week is Eid-Al-Fitr, and with the Sallah celebration, I feel it is appropriate for me to also present the items to them (widows), even though I had visited the Orphanage a few days ago, but where we reached out to about five hundred children,” he says.
“Making other people happy is the essence of life. Every day, I pray to God to enable me continue this gesture and even do better in reaching out to the oppressed, widows, and minor traders in Niger State.”
Aishetu Adamu and Zainab Shehu, two of the beneficiaries, expressed their thanks, stating
“Oga Vatsa has wiped away tears from our eyes; only God can reward him.”