Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) in collaboration with Food Bank Charity Association of Nigeria has on 16th October 2020, joined the global community to commemorate World Food Day by facilitating the distribution of food to hundreds of people in Kano State, part of her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The food was distributed amongst the needy and less privileged’ in the society.
Speaking at the event which took place at the Kano State Library, The Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Sudhakar Kota, who led the distribution of food amongst the less privileged, to identify tailored goals and interventions for maximum sustainability. “The COVID-19 repercussion to hunger has made it imperative than ever to invest holistically in rendering assistance to the needy where necessary". Professor Kota stated while delivering the food to one of the beneficiaries.
Speaking during the event, the Chairman of Food Bank Charity Association of Nigeria, Mr. Mohammed Sani Garba, enumerated that the association has partnered with Skyline University Nigeria earlier in March 2020 to continue its role in the food aid sector by distributing donated and purchased food items, clothes and medications to the less privilege in the society. “He stated that World Food Day (October 16) is a day of raising awareness of increasing rates of hunger and malnutrition around the world because Food is the essence of life”.
The FBCAN Chairman, Mohammed Sani Garba, who led other members of the organization for the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the FBCAN and Skyline University Nigeria, stated that while Skyline University Nigeria is silently involved in community service, there is the need to officially partner to reach a much wider audience. “With this partnership, we will put hands together to put smiles on faces for the development of the society”, he added.
The event featured over 300 participants including His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, being represented by Dr. Fauziyya Buba Idris, Special Adviser to the Kano State Governor, his Highness, Alh. Bello Ado Bayero, the Danmadamin Kano, amongst others.