By Collins Yakubu-Hammer
ABUJA – As the world prepares to celebrate International Day for Older Person, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has presented gifts to Annur Mosque to mark the day.
The Day is observed on October 1, every year.
The United Nations General Assembly on 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 more of these gifts by the will of Allah,” Farouq said.