BY Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau
Zamfara state government is to spend N280 million for this year’s annual Ramadan Feeding programme, the State Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Abdullahi Maharazu Talata Mafara has disclosed.
The Commissioner made the disclosure while flagging of the feeding programme at one of the designated centre in Gusau, saying the Ramadan feeding programme is one of the top priority of the State government.
Maharazu therefore warned against against sabotage on the part of cooks, supervisors and distributors saying that high powered committee set up by the state government will not hesitate to cancel the contract of any cook or distributor found to be undermining the programme.
“The government this time around would not take negligence lightly as all necessary arrangements have made to make the process efficient and effective, there all parties involved must ensure the success of the programme,” he said.
He disclosed that 251 centres have been designated across the 14 local government areas of the state as the Zamfara state Ramadan feeding programme is designed to assist the fasting populace of the state particularly the less privileged with quality meals with which to break their fast.
“To ensure delivery of quality meals to the fasting populace, a high powered supervisory Committee headed by Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Garba Rikiji would fully monitor the whole process,” he said.