Family Eating Grass For Survival In Zamfara Gets Help

Woman identified as Hauwa’u Halliru and her children, who were displaced by bandits and forced to resort to eating grass for survival in Zamfara, have received much-needed assistance.

The State Governor, Dauda Lawal was informed of their situation after a distressing video clip that gained widespread attention on social media platforms.

In a press statement released on Friday, October 6, by the Governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, it was announced that Lawal personally welcomed the woman to the Government House and ensured she was provided with a new residence. Additionally, the Governor granted scholarships to her children.

It was gathered that the woman and her family had lost everything in the incessant banditry attacks in their community.

The plight of the displaced woman highlights the urgent need for action to address the root causes of displacement and ensure that families have access to necessities.

“The Governor hosted the displaced woman as a demonstration of his unwavering dedication to safeguarding the lives and welfare of all citizens in Zamfara.

“Hauwa’u Halliru is a victim who lost everything due to banditry.

Governor Lawal expressed his commitment to ending insecurity in the state and offered condolences to families affected by banditry.

“As a compassionate leader, Governor Lawal promptly provided the displaced woman with a roof over her head and a comfortable and well-furnished home,” the governor’s statement reads, reassuring Hauwa of his government’s determination to feed her family and also providing other necessities and ensuring that she rebuilds her life with dignity and security.

The statement added: “Furthermore, His Excellency instructed the Commissioner of Education, Science, and Technology to ensure her children’s immediate enrolment and full scholarship.

“He also urged all relevant authorities to intensify efforts in identifying vulnerable families facing similar challenges and provide them with necessary support.

“In his remarks, Comrade Salisu Umar, the Chairman of the Human Rights Defenders, expressed admiration for the Governor’s commitment to the safety and welfare of the people.

“He lauded the Governor’s proactive approach and stated that it was the first time he had witnessed such a display of leadership in the state, noting that his words echoed the sentiment of the people who have long awaited a leader to put their needs first.”

Culled from Naijanews