Kano State Govt: We Will Feed 4 Million Less Privileged People During This Ramadan*

Kano State Government recently disclosed that N6 billion has already been earmarked to feed about four million less privileged persons in this holy month of Ramadan.

Politics Nigeria.

The 2024 Ramadan feeding programme is planned to cover the 44 local government areas of the state.

Hon Baba Dantiye, the commissioner for information and home affairs highlighted this while speaking with journalists in Kano on Monday.

Baba reiterated that Kano metropolis, which has 8 local government areas, has 90 special centres that include mosques, remand centres, Almajiri schools, hospitals and Islamic schools and will be feed, that is an average of 18,000 people daily.

According to the commissioner, the budget covers cost of food items, hiring of cooking utensils, allowances for cooks and security, firewood among others for the whole Ramadan period.

“In each centre we have three women who cook and three men that provide security so that people don’t tamper with the food or cause stampede”.

“Additionally, In each centre there are two bags of rice to feed at least 200 people, that is 100 people per bag; there are also varieties such as beans cake and pap and other assorted food being cooked daily and is served between 6.30pm and 7.00 p.m targeted at the most-needy.

“The centres are strategically selected where you have Islamic schools, densely populated areas, remand homes, hospitals, almajiri schools among others,” he added.

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