In celebration of the 2020 Eid al-Adha (Ileya festival), and in his usual way of reaching out to his constituents during the period, a member of the House of Representatives from Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency, Hon. Shina Peller, has distributed rams, cows, bags of rice and cash to Muslims across the four local governments of the constituency.
According to the information gathered, more than one hundred and fifty families from each of the four local governments of the constituency, namely Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa, benefited from this humanitarian gesture of Hon. Peller.
Some of the beneficiaries of this benevolent act expressed their heartfelt appreciation to Hon. Shina Peller, and described him as a Messiah who always comes to their aid anytime the need arises, especially at a trying period of this COVID-19 pandemic which has hit hard on the global economy.
In addition, some of the beneficiaries, who have made it a practise to sacrifice rams, as ordained by Allah (God), during each Eid-al-Adha celebration, explained that they had almost given up doing same this year, but that Hon. Peller showed up and changed the story for better.
When approached and asked what was the reason behind the ram, cow, rice and cash gift, Hon. Peller explained that giving such to fellow Muslim brothers and sisters during salah celebration has always been his usual act, even long before he ventured into politics. However, he added that a larger number of people, especially from his constituency, benefited this year compared to previous years, and stressed further that it is to cushion the negative effect of the COVID-19 on his constituents.
Meanwhile, Hon. Peller seized the opportunity to remind all that the fight against the deadly Coronavirus is far from being over yet, and urged that everyone maintains social distancing, adheres strictly to all the precautionary measures guidelines as laid down by the governments and health organizations.