Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has increased the monthly allowance of operational staff of the Torrey Home for Handicapped Children in Kano metropolis, from N5, 000 to N10, 000 monthly.
The increase, he said, is not to compensate them but to show appreciation for their diligence in taking care of the children who are mostly mentally challenged. He said that only God can reward them.
Mr. Ganduje made the assertion during an inspection of the home on Saturday.
He noted that despite limited resources, the home, which is being managed by the state Ministry of Women Affairs is kept tidy by the officers the officers managing it.
“Government is very much concerned about the condition of these children and we would do our best within limits of the available resources to improve their living condition, ” he said.
The governor urged the well to do in the society to assist the home and engage in other humanitarian gestures that would make life more meaningful for the less privileged.
In her remarks, the Officer in charge of the home, Aishatu Kurawa, who conducted the governor round, explained that at present, there are about 27 inmates in the home.
She, however, requested the state government to assist in overcoming some of their logistical challenges to make the operational conditions better.
The governor was accompanied during the visit by his deputy, Hafiz Abubakar, commissioners and other top government functionaries.
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