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Zamfara Govt spends N2.9bn on Ramadan welfare

Zamfara Govt spends N2.9bn on Ramadan welfare

The Zamfara state government has announced that it has spent 2.9 billion on essential commodities which will be distributed to various categories of people as Ramadan welfare.

This was contained in a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information Ibrahim Dosara on Sunday April 18.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the aim of the project is to help “reduce the hardship being faced by people and to enable them to conduct the Ramadan fast with relative ease and happiness.”

Dosara further said 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.

The statement read;

ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNMENT

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Chairman, Committee for the distribution of this year’s Ramadan welfare packages and the Speaker Zamfara state House of Assembly Rt Hon Nasiru Muazu Magarya wishes to inform the general public that, Zamfara state government under the leadership of His Excellency Hon (Dr) Bello Matawalle, has purchased 450 trucks of foodstuffs and essential commodities worth 2.9 billion naira for distribution to the public as Ramadan welfare packages for the vulnerable, less privileged, internally displaced persons,  civil servants and other categories of members of the public, to help in reducing the hardships being faced by people and to enable them conduct the Ramadan fast with relative ease and happiness.

The foodstuffs and the essential communities are as follows:

  1. Rice………… 60, 000 bags
  2. Millet………50,000 bags
  3. Maize…………50, 000 bags
  4. Beans………..30,000 bags
  5. Sugar………….10,000 bags
  6. Shadda/Attamfa….40,000 pieces

To ensure equity, fareness and justice in the distribution exercise, His Excellency the Executive Governor has ordered for the formation and or constitution of committees at both state, local government, ward and polling unit levels as follows:

  1. State Committee.
  2. Speaker, state assembly…….as Chairman

Members include:

  1. State Party chairman
  2. State House leader
  3. House Committee Chairman on Religious affairs
  4. Commissioner for Rural Development
  5. Commissioner for Religious Affairs
  6. Chairman state ALGON
  7. Perm Sec ministry for local government
  8. Sole Administrator, Maru local government council
  9. Sole Administrator, Anka local government
  10. Chairman, Zakkat and Endowment Fund
  11. State Party Secretary
  12. Hon Special Adviser ( Political) as the Secretary of the committee.
  13. Local Government Committee
  14. Local Government Sole Administrator as the committee chairman
  15. Local Government party chairman
  16. All members of the National and State Assemblies in the local government
  17. All commissioners and Special Advisers in the local government.
  18. Permanent Secretaries and Directors General in the local government
  19. Local Government Secretary
  20. Representatives of the Emirs in the local government.
  21. Representatives of all security agencies in the local government.
  22. Local Government party Secretary to serve as Secretary of the committee.
  23. Ward Committee
  24. Ward councillor as chairman.
  25. Ward party chairman
  26. Polling unit Party chairmen
  27. Youth leader
  28. Woman leader
  29. Ward Party Secretary to serve as the committee’s secretary.Polling Unit Committee
  30. Polling unit party chairman as the chairman.
  31. All members of his EXCO.
  32. Polling Unit Secretary to serve as the committee Secretary.

All the appointed committee members are hereby warned to desist from any wrong doing in the distribution of these items as supervising committees have also been appointed to watch the distribution exercise and report how the exercise was conducted by both the 4 committees.

Members should ensure that the foodstuffs reach the targetted beneficiaries directly and without delay.

The pattern of the distribution is as follows:

Gusau local government

Rice……..2124 bags

Millet…..708 bags

Maize……1416

Sugar. ….354

Beans……354

Kaura Namoda Local Government

Rice……….1050

Millet………350

Maize……..700

Sugar……..175

Beans……..175

Talata Mafara local government

Rice………. 1110

Millet……… 370

Maize…….. 740

Sugar…….. 185

Beans……..185

Gummi local government

Rice……….1116

Millet………372

Maize……..744

Sugar……..186

Beans……..186

Tsafe local government

Rice……….1200

Millet………400

Maize……..800

Sugar……..200

Beans……..200

Bungudu local government

Rice……….1326

Millet………442

Maize……..884

Sugar……..221

Beans……..221

Zurmi local government

Rice……….1140

Millet………380

Maize……..760

Sugar……..190

Beans……..190

Shinkafi local government a. Rice……….738

Millet………246

Maize……..492

Sugar……..123

Beans……..123

Maradun local government

Rice……….876

Millet………292

Maize……..584

Sugar……..146

Beans……..146

Anka local government

Rice……….762

Millet………254

Maize……..508

Sugar……..127

Beans……..127

Birnin Magaji local government

Rice……….738

Millet………246

Maize……..492

Sugar……..123

Beans……..123

Maru local government

Rice……….1284

Millet………428

Maize……..856

Sugar……..214

Beans……214

Bakura local government

Rice……….684

Millet………228

Maize……..456

Sugar……..114

Beans……..114

Bukuyum

Rice……….948

Millet………316

Maize……..632

Sugar……..158

Beans……158

Each polling unit is to receive a total of 14 bags of assorted foodstuffs and commodities.

This is in addition to the welfare packages to other cateries of people including orphans, people with special needs, internally displaced persons, imams, civil servants, Quranic schools and other relevant organisations.

Following mobile telephone numbers are dedicated for any complaints regarding the distribution exercise.

08089036555

08037754225

08067234742

08062703232

The Speaker, Rt Hon Nasiru Muazu Magarya also wishes the general public a happy Ramadan.

Signed

Ibrahim Magaji Dosara

Hon Commissioner for Information

Zamfara State

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