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

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

  • 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
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Governor Namadi said the N2.83 billion is 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, disclosed this to journalist on Thursday, March 14, via a statement.

According to the statement, the programme will be implemented through 609 feeding centres in Jigawa state, 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.

Meanwhile, Governor Namadi recently disclosed that Jigawa state would feed 171,900 people daily during the month of Ramadan.

The governor made this known at the flag-off of the distribution of palliatives to residents of Dutse, Jigawa, on Friday, March 8.

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He said the state had a target of feeding 5,157,000 people throughout Ramadan.

Oyo govt denies claim of N20k Ramadan support fund

In another development, Legit.ng reported that the Oyo state government has warned residents of the state to ignore the viral claim on social media that Governor Seyi Makinde approved the sum of N20,000 as the 2024 Ramadan support fund.

As reported by The Nation on Thursday, March 14, The Oyo state government alerted members of the public to the fraudulent message.

The Oyo government, in a statement signed by Sulaimon Olanrewaju, Makinde’s special adviser on media, stated that the governor did not approve such fund.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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