Thousands of Muslims and non- Muslims across the world benefitted from the 2022 edition of the poverty alleviation programme of Abibakr Al-Sidiq Philatropic Home of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre Saudi-Arabia.
At least 12, 600 Nigerians benefited from the poverty alleviation scheme which involved distribution of food items to the needy in some selected states in the country.
President of the Philantropic Home, Sheikh Abdul-Razaq Ibrahim Salman,said the distribution of food items to the needy in Nigeria was a huge success.
Abdul- Rasaq said the distribution which was part of King Salman’s annual numerous relief packages round the world features beneficiaries in 19 Countries across the world.
He commended the Supervisor-General of KSrelief, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeha for spearheading the poverty relief initiative which saw the distribution of 8000 tons of food items round 19 countries.
He equally commended the support of Saudi foreign missions for the distribution exercises that took place in Abuja and Kano State.
In Kwara State, the project started on 5th of April, 2022 with the official flag-off ceremony conducted by the state’s deputy governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi on behalf of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Over 300 food baskets were distributed with each basket capable of feeding six people .
As at the end of the distribution exercise which lasted two weeks in Kwara State alone, over 4,600 beneficiaries got the food packages.
Expressing the appreciation of the benefitting Nigerians for the kind gestures, AbdulRasaq thanked King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia for championing the cause of welfare for the vulnerable in Nigeria and West Africa in particular and the whole world.