The Senator pointed out that although the children at the Orphanage Home were orphans, they deserve a future like every other child in the society.
Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District and Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debts, Comrade Shehu Sani yesterday adopted orphans totalling sixty (60) in number in the Adonai Orphanage Home, Kaduna as his children.
While giving his speech during a courtesy call to the Adonai Orphanage, Barnawa, Kaduna on Sunday, Senator Sheu Sani, emphasized that there is need for leaders and privileged Nigerians to always remember the orphans, especially during festive periods such as Christmas and New Year.
The Senator pointed out that although the children at the Orphanage Home were orphans, they deserve a future like every other child in the society. He donated cash and food items for new year celebration.
Sheu Sani further granted scholarships to two of the orphans that just finished their senior secondary school to pursue their higher education in China.
Quoting the Kaduna Senator, “We owe it to them, to support them and make their lives useful and beneficial to the society.
“And what we can do is to give their lives hope, and to make it possible for them to realise their dreams. These are all handsome and beautiful children when you see their faces you remember the ones you have in the house.
“We should also take cognizance that any child can fall into this circumstance, so as a Senator representing this Zone, I formally adopt this children as my own, and we will quarterly send support to this home to enable you feed this children and take proper support of them and work on the possibility of their education.
”I will also like to know if there are those of them that have been able to finish their SSCE, and I will sponsor two children to China to study, so that these two children will serve as beacon of hope to others that will be able to support.
”So the orphanage should give me two names and they must be those that are here, that you know will make use of the resources that will be invested in their education.”
Sani also emphasized the fact that leaders across the country owe it as a duty, to support orphans and make their lives useful and beneficial to the society, and that deliberate efforts must be made to give them hope and to make it possible for them to realise their dreams.
He made a clarion call to Nigerians to help orphans and contribute to their well being, education and other basic needs necessary for them. In Sani's words, “I urge Nigerians who have the means to help the orphans and contribute in helping them live a good life. As orphans, their basic needs are food, clothing, shelter and education and we all owe them that.”
The matron of the orphanage, Evangelist Elizabeth Afuwape, who was ably represented by Pastor Samuel Oyelowo, commended and thanked the Senator for his kind gesture to the home.
According to him, Shehu Sani is the first senator in the state to have visited the home since the home was founded, he urged the Senator to continue with his caring attitude, and he acknowledged the fact that with leaders such as Sani, the poor and the orphans have hope.