Hardship: Jubilation As Nigerian Governor Approves N2.8billion for Ramadan Iftar, Shares Details

Mar 14, 2024 | Uncategorized

  • Umar Namadi, the governor of Jigawa state has expressed commitment to cater to the people of the state throughout the month of Ramadan
  • Governor Namadi approved N2.8billion for Ramadan iftar, a feeding programme for the vulnerable and the needy in the state and also sets up 609 feeding centres
  • The Jigawa state commissioner for information, Sagir Musa, confirmed the development, via a statement on Thursday, March 14

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

Jigawa state, Dutse – The Jigawa state government headed by Umar Namadi, has set aside N2.83 billion for a special Ramadan Iftar (breaking of fast) feeding programme.

Jigawa state governor, Umar Namadi, approves N2.8billion for Ramadan feeding programme
The governor of Jigawa state, Umar Namadi, has okayed N2.8billion for Ramadan feeding programme.
Photo credit: Umar Namadi
Source: Facebook

Governor Namadi also kept aside for the provision of meals for poor and vulnerable persons in the state, PremiumTimes reported.

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The state’s commissioner for information, Sagir Musa, confirmed the development to journalist on Thursday, March 14, via a statement.

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According to the statement, the programme will be implemented through 609 feeding centres, with a focus on providing three different food items to 182,700 poor and vulnerable people daily.

Additionally, there will be dedicated feeding centres to be established at each of the state’s ten tertiary institutions.

The statement pointed out that the feeding programme would be implemented for three weeks and that approximately 3.8 million vulnerable persons would benefit from it throughout the Ramadan period, The Punch reported.

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Similarly, Legit.ng reported that Senator Abdulaziz Yari, who represents Zamfara West and chairs the Senate Committee on Water Resources, initiated a major Ramadan food distribution endeavour extending to 250,000 households throughout Zamfara State, potentially aiding around 1.2 million individuals.

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The launch, held on Monday, March 11, underscored the program’s nonpartisan nature, as Senator Yari emphasised.

This initiative is particularly crucial given the escalating food prices in certain regions of Nigeria, where inflation has surged to nearly 30%.

Senator Yari’s aim with this program is to ensure that families receive vital food provisions during the sacred month of Ramadan.

Source: Legit.ng

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