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Kano releases N120million for Ramadan feeding

By AbdulSalam Muhammad

Kano – In line with the annual Ramadan feeding instituted by Shekarau administration 6 years ago, the state Government has released N120million to Zakkah and Hubusi Commission to facilitate this year feeding exercise across the state.

A commissioner with the Zakkah and Hubusi Commission, Alhaji Sa’idu Muhammad Koki told newsmen in Kano that under the arrangement no fewer than 40.000 people will enjoy the free feeding gesture daily.

The Commissioner stated that the Zakkah and Hubusi Commission has created 50 designated centres for effective coverage on target audience, adding that each centres also has 50 ad-hoc  supporting staff.

Alhaji Sa’idu Muhammad Koki explains that the ad hoc staffs were made up of members of security personnel, food scientist, and civil servants employed to see to the smooth exercise, pointing out that the Commission paid them stipend in appreciation of their services.

Alhaji Sa’idu Muhammad Koki said that the Commission arranged varieties of food in a pack as take away and distributed to the needy in each of the centres, maintaining that officials are mandated to taste the varieties to ensure quality.

‘We have mandated our officials to take home the pack and taste in order to ascertain the quality of the food we are giving out to our people all in  a bid that we get value for our money”, Sa’idu Koki explains.

The Commissioner said that the Zakkah and Hubusi Commission meet daily to review the exercise all with the view of ensuring prompt action wherever the need arises.

He revealed that the Commission has not encountered hitch during the ongoing exercise, maintaining that the members are working tirelessly to ensure the success of the programme.

He therefore called on the public and  the target audience to give maximum cooperation to sustain the tempo while the exercise last.


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