Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has purchased 450 trucks of foodstuffs and essential commodities worth N2.9 billion for distribution to the public as Ramadan welfare packages.
The State Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Gusau, the state capital.
According to him, the welfare packages will be distributed to various categories of people to help in reducing the hardships being faced by people and to enable them conduct the Ramadan fast with relative ease and happiness.
He said the government had appointed the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, as the Chairman of the main committee for distribution of this year’s Ramadan welfare package.
The commissioner said the speaker has assured that the gesture would reach all beneficiaries in the state, adding that he had already set up various committees to easing the distribution.
“In order to ensure equity, fairness and justice in the distribution exercise, the governor has ordered for the formation and or constitution of committees at state, local government, ward and polling unit levels with members drawn from the political class, labour, traditional and religious leaders.”
Dosara further revealed that the 450 truckloads of the welfare packages contained rice, millet, maize, beans, sugar and milk were being distributed to the vulnerable, less privileged, internally displaced persons, civil servants and other categories of members of the public.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Nigerian Governors Wives Forum had recently donated N200,000 cash assistance to two rape survivors in Zamfara state.