For the eight time in successive years, dozens of old women known for trading of mangoes and other seasonal fruits around the school of nursing in Maiduguri have received, directly from their son, Governor Kashim Shettima, a ram each for their Eid adha annual sacrifice.
The women were transported to the Government House today (Monday) with police escort where the Governor ensured each of them went out with a ram. The women were also escorted to their homes after a brief interaction with the Governor.
Since 2011, the Governor had picked compassionate interest in the old women due to their enterprising nature. Every year, he hosted them and personally gives each of them sallah rams.
Governor Shettima had in 2012 built roadside stores for the women and has consistently supported them with capitals to support their small-scale businesses. In addition, he regularly patronizes the items they sell so they make a good profit.
The women are known to regard the Governor as their son with most of them offering daily prayers for him in their gatherings in the midst of doing businesses.