Birnin kebbi – The Kebbi State Government is distributing food items and other materials worth N14 million to the less privileged to support them during the Ramadan period.
Hajiya Halima Yombe, the Wife of the state Deputy Governor, started distributing the items in Birnin Kebbi on Monday to beneficiaries which included women, widows, children and people living with disability.
The materials included 100 bags of rice, provisions, textile materials cooking oil, sugar and millet for women and children.
The distribution will be extended to all the local government areas.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
Yombe said the food items and materials were to cushion the hardship faced by beneficiaries during the fasting period and urged them to ensure prudent utilisation of the materials.
She called on beneficiaries to remain peaceful, prayerful and to extend the goodwill of Ramadan to their neighbours.
The Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Women Affairs, Hajiya Rafa’atu Noma Hammani, said the Ramadan support to women, widows, children and less privileged was part of the social welfare scheme of the state government.
She called on individuals, groups and corporate bodies to complement the effort of the government by assisting the destitute and the needy. (NAN).