As the Muslims across Nigeria begin the observation of their one month fasting in line with Islamic directive, Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, has approved the sum of N228 million for the 2016 Ramadan feeding programme in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary Political Affairs, Alhaji Malami Ladan, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Sokoto at the weekend.
According to the statement, the number of Ramadan feeding centres had been increased from 74 to 93 to cater for more people.
It stated that the aim of the Ramadan feeding programne was to enable the less-privileged break their fast with ease.
The statement emphasised that this would go a long way to cushion their suffering and enable them have a sense of belonging during the Ramadan.
“The feeding programme is part of efforts by the government to enable the less privileged Muslims break their fast through the provision of free meals during the Ramadan,” the statement read.
It called on supervisors of the Ramadan feeding centres to be fair and just in the discharge of their assignment.
Meanwhile, the state government had set up a 28-member Ramadan Feeding Committee under the chairmanship of Alhaji Aliyu Attahiru and the Commissioner of Religious Affairs, Mani Maishinko, to ensure the smooth conduct of the