Zamfara State Government says it Spent ₦2.9 Billion on Ramadan Packages

Zamfara State Government says it Spent ₦2.9 Billion on Ramadan Packages

- In the spirit of Ramadan, Zamfara government has done its part in reaching out to the people of the state

- The northern state has made provisions of essential commodities worth about ₦2.9 billion to reach various categories of people

- Ibrahim Dosara, the commissioner for information revealed this on Sunday, April 18

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The whopping sum of ₦2.9 billion has been spent by the Zamfara state government on the purchase of essential commodities for distribution as Ramadan welfare packages.

Channels TV reports that the 450 truckloads containing rice, millet, maize, beans, sugar, and milk will be distributed to various categories of people.

The commissioner for information, Ibrahim Dosara disclosed this via a statement he issued on Sunday, April 18, in Gusau, the state capital.

Zamfara State Government says it Spent ₦2.9 Billion on Ramadan Packages
The administration of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has spent N2.9 billion in feeding people during Ramadan. Photo credit: @officialdrbellomatawalle
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According to him, the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, was appointed as the chairman of this year's Ramadan welfare package.

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He explained that the aim of the distribution is to help to reduce the hardship being faced by people and enable them to fast with ease, The Nation reports.

Dosara explained that the speaker assured that the gesture would reach all beneficiaries.

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that a former governor of Zamfara, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, flagged off the distribution of foodstuff worth about N1.4 billion to the people of the state in the spirit of Ramadan.

It was reported that the items which were in 130 trucks included 54 trucks of 50kg bags of rice, 32 trucks of 50kg bags of sugar, 22 trucks of maize, and 22 trucks of millet.

A statement by the media office of the former governor revealed that the items would be distributed across the 14 local government areas of the state.

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In a related development, former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, denied distributing bags of rice in some states in northern Nigeria.

Tinubu made the clarification in a statement seen by and signed by his spokesman, Tunde Rahman.

Images depicting the face of Tinubu on bags of rice were recently being circulated on some social media platforms.

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