“It’s Not Sacrifice”: Kano Senator Explains Why He Donated 1 Million Pots, White Cloth to Graveyards

“It’s Not Sacrifice”: Kano Senator Explains Why He Donated 1 Million Pots, White Cloth to Graveyards

  • Rufai Sani Hanga has countered critics who condemned his recent donations to the people in his constituency
  • The Kano lawmaker disclosed that the gesture was something he had been doing even before his election in 2023
  • Senator Hanga came under heavy criticism recently for donating clay pots and burial materials, an act of kindness many perceived as irrelevant

PAY ATTENTION: Leave your feedback about Legit.ng. Fill in this short form. Help us serve you better!

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Rufai Sani Hanga, the senator representing Kano Central in the House of Assembly, has explained why he donated burial materials to his constituents.

Kano senator tackle critics over donation of burial materials
Senator Rufai Sani Hanga has opened up on clay pots, white fabrics he donated to his constituents. Photo credit: Senator Rufa'i Hanga
Source: Facebook

As reported by Daily Trust, Hanga said he donated over 2000 clay pots and 10,500 yards of white cloth (called ‘Likkadani’ in Hausa) to the Muslim graveyards in his constituency to please God and seek his eternal reward.

Read also

BREAKING: Niger Speaker bows to pressure, halts mass wedding of 100 orphans

The Kano lawmaker added that it was not part of his constituency project as propagated by critics who spread the misinformation out of hatred and malice.

PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block on the home page and enjoy!

Speaking further, Hanga said the gesture was a family legacy he grew up to see and inherited, hoping to continue throughout his time on earth, SaharaReporters confimed.

“We made the donation to Kano state committee for the graveyards headed by Dangoribar Kano and district head of Tarauni Local government. We had found out that clay pots were lacking in most of our graveyards and decided to donate,” he explained.

Nigerians react to the senator's explanation

As usual, Nigerians took to the comment section of X and reacted to the senator's reason for donating burial materials. Legit.ng captured some of their views below:

Read also

“Unacceptable”: FG petitions IGP, drags Niger speaker to court over moves to marry off 100 girls

@lawaljelilib tweeted:

"Na sacrifice bro don't deceive us."

@abdoolanasdr tweeted:

"Hmmmmmm....Nigerian politicians."

@S_A_BAKO tweeted:

"I pray your closest be the first."

Niger speaker set to marry off 100 female orphans

In another development, the speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Barrister Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, announced plans to marry off 100 female orphans who lost their parents in banditry attacks in Niger state.

The speaker made this known to journalists in Minna, the state capital, on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Sarkindaji, a representative of Mariga constituency at the Assembly, promised to pay their bride price and claimed to have procured all necessary materials for the mass marriage ceremony.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

Esther Odili avatar

Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

Online view pixel