The Zamfara Government says it spent the sum of N2.9 billion on the purchase of essential commodities for distribution to various categories of people as Ramadan welfare.
Zamfara Govt Spends N2.9bn On Ramadan Welfare
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, in a statement he issued in Gusau on Sunday.
He said the Chairman of the main committee for distribution of this year’s Ramadan welfare package, who is also the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, has assured that the gesture would reach all beneficiaries in the state.
He said, already, the speaker had set up various committees to ease the distribution.
Dosara further revealed that the 450 truckloads of the welfare packages contained rice, millet, maize, beans, sugar and milk were being distributed to the vulnerable, less privileged, internally displaced persons, civil servants and other categories of members of the public.
“The aim is to help in reducing the hardships being faced by people and to enable them conduct the Ramadan fast with relative ease and happiness.
“In order to ensure equity, fairness and justice in the distribution exercise, the governor has ordered for the formation and or constitution of committees at both state, local government, ward and polling unit levels with members drawn from the political class, labour, traditional and religious leaders,” he explained.