Sokoto govt donates 4700 bags of rice, N4.7m to needy

Sokoto State Government has donated 4700 bags of rice and N4.7 million to needy persons across 86 districts in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the donation was made through the state Zakkat and Endowment Commission.

Its Chairman Malam Muhammad Maidoki said on Saturday in Sokoto that the gesture was part of the government efforts toward assisting the less privileged members of the society.

Maidoki said that the 4700 bags of rice will be distributed across the 86 district in the 23 local government areas of the state.

“Today we are inaugurating the distribution with 300 beneficiaries based on the various requests for assistance received by the commission from individuals.

“Each person will get one bag of rice and a transport fare of N 1,000. Later we will take the distribution to the 86 districts where each district will get 50 bags of rice and N50,000,” he said.

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The chairman commended Gov. Aminu Tambuwal for sustaining the exercise and called on wealthy individuals to complement government effort in assisting the needy in the state.

He urged the beneficiaries to wisely utilise the donation and pray for the government and peace in the country.

Some of the beneficiaries were, Aliyu Usman, Malami Kware, Jummai Tanko, Salamatu Danda, Hajara Bako, Bello Sani among others.

In another development, the commission has donated a wheelchair to one Jamima Dauda, a female student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

Presenting the wheelchair to her family, a Director in the commission, Malam Muhammad Hamma-Ali, said the gesture was to ease her stay in the university.

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