- Zamfara government is leaving faces of state residents beaming with smiles
- The state has commenced distribution of over 5,000 rams and cows to Muslims for Sallah celebration
- Yusuf Idris, DG of media, public enlightenment and communication in Zamfara, said the practice has become a tradition
Zamfara state government said it has commenced the distribution of over 5,000 rams and 993 cows to residents of the state for the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir, Muslims festivals.
Speaking on Saturday, July 25, Yusuf Idris, director-general of media, public enlightenment and communication to Governor Bello Matawalle, made this disclosure in the state capital Gusau.
Idris said the distribution is part of the relief programmes of his principal in order to ensure that dividends of democracy are brought to the grassroots.
According to him, the distribution of animals for Muslims festivals has become a tradition in the state.
“We did the same thing during the Eid-el-Fitr where various categories of people, especially orphans and the less privileged numbering close to 100,000, received clothing materials, assorted foodstuff and cash to enable them to celebrate the end of the 30 days of the Ramadan fast.
“This time too, a large number of families, individuals and groups will benefit from this gesture in addition to foodstuff and clothing materials that have recently been given to about 50,000 orphans and the less privileged to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir coming up on July 31,” Idris said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Muslims across the country have been urged to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival in their respective homes due to the highly-ravaging Covid-19 infection.
The Eid-l-Kabir will hold on Friday, July 31, but less than one week to go, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has cautioned against holding the Eid prayer in congregation.
The council, led by the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, noted that the pandemic is not yet over, warning people to celebrate with high caution.
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