From Tom Garba, Yola
Wife of the Adamawa State Governor, Hajiya Maryam Muhammad Umar Jibrilla, has urged for more citizens and organizations to support to orphanages in the state.
Hajiya Jibrila made the call while commissioning the newly rehabilitated Karewa orphanage home in Yola.
She observed that supporting orphans among the less-priviledged in the society was a duty that deserve all seriousness.
“There is increasing need, especially in a democratic dispensation to constantly remind ourselves of how duty bound it is on us to improve the wellbeing of the downtrodden among us, especially the abandoned and unaccompanied children,”Jibrilla said.
She noted that the state government’s respect for the core values of life, liberty, justice and equality among others prompted it to intervened in rehabilitating the orphanage.
While commending the state ministry for women affairs and social development for its supervisory role for a quality job in the orphanage, she urged the staff of the orphanage to observe strict maintenance culture.
In his speech, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Alhaji Aliyu Bello Tola, said the orphanage was established in 1991 to provide protection, care, and support to the abandoned, trafficked, lost and found children in the state before such children would be reintegrated into the society through foster parents.
Tola, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Hajiya Maisaratu Bello, said with the insurgency problem facing the state, the home also serve as temporary shelter to some unaccompanied children.
He explained that the home has facilities like dormitories, clinic, school and a day-care centre.