Tambuwal Sokoto Governor donates truck load of food, cash to parents of quadruplets

The Illela local government council has already been directed to monitor the progress of the babies.

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The four babies play

The four babies

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal has donated a truck-load of food, baby items and cash to the local farmer whose wife gave birth quadruplets in Sokoto last weekend.

Sokoto State Commissioner for Social Welfare, Surajo Gatawa, presenting cash and other items donated to the parents of the quadruplets, Lawwali Maishinkafa Illela and his wife, Shafa'atu play

Sokoto State Commissioner for Social Welfare, Surajo Gatawa, presenting cash and other items donated to the parents of the quadruplets, Lawwali Maishinkafa Illela and his wife, Shafa'atu

(Sokoto state government)
 

A statement issued by Tambuwal's spokesman, Imam Imam, disclosed that the man, Lawwali Maishinkafa Illela, was given the sum of N500,000 to support his farming business while assorted food items and baby wears was presented to the couple at their family home in Illela LGA of Sokoto state.

Malam Lawwali Maishinkafa Illela and his wife Shafa'atu with their new born babies displaying the N500,000 donated to them by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal play

Malam Lawwali Maishinkafa Illela and his wife Shafa'atu with their new born babies displaying the N500,000 donated to them by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

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Presenting the items on behalf of the Governor, the state commissioner for social welfare, Alhaji Surajo Gatawa, said the state government will continue to cater for the needs of the new born babies and their parents.

"We are here to present these items as a means of support to you. The birth of a child is a moment of joy to us. And because God decided to give you four at the same time, our joys are four-fold.

"We thank God for this joy and addition to your family and we will continue to monitor the progress of the children through you," the commissioner told the father and his wife Shafa'atu.

L-R: Aisha Maina, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Tambuwal, with the mother of the quadruplets, Shafa'atu Maishinkafa, and the babies play

L-R: Aisha Maina, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Tambuwal, with the mother of the quadruplets, Shafa'atu Maishinkafa, and the babies

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He added that the Illela local government council has already been directed to monitor the progress of the babies, and ensure that health officials at the nearby primary healthcare centre constantly check on the family.

Responding, Mr. Illela commended Tambuwal for his show of humanity, and expressed delight that the intervention is coming at a time it is needed most.

Sokoto State Government officials in a group photograph with parents of the quadruplets. play

Sokoto State Government officials in a group photograph with parents of the quadruplets.

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"We are not rich, but through these kids and through the Governor, God has made us rich. We thank you very much and we'll forever cherish this intervention," he said. 

Some of the items donated play

Some of the items donated

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Items donated include different types of wears, baby-friendly mosquito nets, four bags of rice, millet and sorghum each, cartons of milk, crates of egg, cartons of spaghetti and macaroni, wrappers and other wears for the parents, among others.

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