The Katsina State Government under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari said it will establish an orphans’ protection desk in the state Ministry of Justice which will be saddled with the task of protecting the rights of orphans in the state, the Chief Judge, Justice Musa Danladi, says.
Danladi who spoke during an orphans and needy endowment fund raising ceremony, organised by the Izalah Islamic Sect, Katsina Branch, on Sunday said the unit would be called Orphans Care Desk for orphans and their mothers to lodge complaints against those who cheated them.
In his remark, the National Chairman of Muslims Orphans protection committee, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminchi, appealed to wealthy individuals and organisations to support orphans financially through donations to the fund.
Aminchi, a former Deputy Governor of Katsina State, said that the committee spent huge sums in providing succour for orphans during Ramadan in 2017.
He said the committee had established scholarship schemes to enable orphans to further their studies after the death of their parents.
In his contribution, the Chairman of Izalah Islamic Sect in Katsina State, Sheikh Yakubu Musa, advised Muslims to be their brother’s keeper by assisting orphans and the needy.