Sadiya Farouq presents gift to mosque to mark Day for Older Persons

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Hajia Sadiya Farouq, minister

By Collins Yakubu-Hammer


ABUJA – As the world prepares to International Day for Older Person, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Minister of , Disaster Management and Development, has presented gifts to Annur Mosque to mark the day.

Presenting the gifts Friday in Abuja after the Jummat Prayers, Farouq said the goal was to help take care of older persons to them feel cared for.

The Day is observed October 1, every year.

The United Nations General Assembly 14 December, 1990 voted to set aside October 1 as the International Day of Older Periods as recorded in Resolution 45/106.

The Day was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991

The gift items included two 50kg bags of rice, some cartons of soaps, detergent and many others.

“We want to wish retirees and older peronss long life, good health and good well being.

“We hope to be available next year to give of these gifts by the will of Allah,” Farouq said.

NAN also reports Farouq was represented by Mr Sule Jugudu, a Deputy in the .

Mrs Habibat Yasima of the International Centre for Islamic Culture and Education, appreciated the minister and prayed God to bless her, the entire staff of the and families.

The will mark the day with on Sunday, Sept. 27, in Abuja. (NAN)