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Monday, 19 April 2021

Zamfara Government 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.


 


In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information Ibrahim Dosara on Sunday April 18, it was gathered 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:


 


Rice………… 60, 000 bags

 


Millet………50,000 bags

 


Maize…………50, 000 bags

 


Beans………..30,000 bags

 


Sugar………….10,000 bags

 


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:


 


State Committee.

 


Speaker, state assembly…….as Chairman

 


Members include:


 


State Party chairman

 


State House leader

 


House Committee Chairman on Religious affairs

 


Commissioner for Rural Development

 


Commissioner for Religious Affairs

 


Chairman state ALGON

 


Perm Sec ministry for local government

 


Sole Administrator, Maru local government council

 


Sole Administrator, Anka local government

 


9.Chairman, Zakkat and Endowment Fund


 


State Party Secretary

 


Hon Special Adviser ( Political) as the Secretary of the committee.

 


Local Government Committee

 


Local Government Sole Administrator as the committee chairman

 


Local Government party chairman

 


All members of the National and State Assemblies in the local government

 


All commissioners and Special Advisers in the local government

 


Permanent Secretaries and Directors General in the local government

 


Local Government Secretary

 


Representatives of the Emirs in the local government

 


Representatives of all security agencies in the local government.

 


Local Government party Secretary to serve as Secretary of the committee.

 


Ward Committee

 


Ward councillor as chairman.

 


Ward party chairman

 


Polling unit Party chairmen

 


Youth leader

 


Woman leader

 


Ward Party Secretary to serve as the committee’s secretary.

 


Polling Unit Committee

 


Polling unit party chairman as the chairman.

 


All members of his EXCO.

 


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

c 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

 


8.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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