By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Ahead of the commencement of this year’s Ramadan fast, a former governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar has flagged off the distribution of food stuff worth about N1.4bn to the people of Zamfara State.
The items, conveyed in 130 trucks, include 54 trucks of 50 kg bags of rice, 32 trucks of 50 kg bags of sugar, 22 trucks of maize and 22 trucks of millet would be distributed across the 14 local government areas of the state.
The breakdown of the distribution showed that Gusau, the state capital will get 2400 bags of rice, 1200 bags of sugar, 600 bags of maize and 600 bags of millet. While each of the remaining 13 LGAs will get 1200 bags of rice, 600 bags of sugar, 300 bags of maize and 300 bags of millet.
At the occasion, held at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, Yari was represented by Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa.
Yari said the items are being disbursed to enable the people of the state perform the Ramadan fast, one of the pillars of Islam at ease.
” Former governor Yari decided to disburse these food items to assist the needy to perform this year’s Ramadan at ease in line with our party’s quest to enhance the standard of living of our people. A total of 130 trucks of rice, sugar, millet and maize are for distribution to all people in the state,” he said.
He urged the people of the state to use the period of Ramadan to pray for peace in the country.
It would be recalled that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, had on Sunday directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from today (Monday).
Abubakar gave the directive on Sunday in a statement issued by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.