The Zamfara State Government, acting through its Ministry of Women Affairs, Children, and Social Development, has embraced a six-year-old boy whose video gained popularity on social media. In the video, the child expressed his sorrow about the tragic loss of his father and mentioned his desire for retribution.
A statement by the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Isah, in Gusau on Thursday said the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Children and Social Development, Dr. Nafisa Maraduna, stated this while receiving the child and his mother in her office.
The commissioner said she was first directed by the state governor’s wife, Hajiya Huriya Lawal, to find out about the boy and his mother so that the state government could support them for better living and necessary counselling.
“The boy will be receiving counselling from specialists to improve his life and thinking in order to avoid what may happen in future,” the commissioner added.
“We have supported the child’s mother with capital to start a business to ease her pain.”
The statement said the boy and his mother thanked the governor’s wife for the kind gesture, and the mother added that she would also assist in counselling the child.