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Zamfara Govt Spends ₦2.9bn On Ramadan Welfare — Report

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The Zamfara State Government has spent the sum of ₦2.9 billion on the purchase of essential commodities for distribution to various categories of people as Ramadan welfare.

This is according to the Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, who disclosed this via a statement he issued on Sunday in Gusau, the state capital.

He said the government had appointed the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, as the Chairman of the main committee for distribution of this year’s Ramadan welfare package.

According to the commissioner, the Speaker has assured that the gesture would reach all beneficiaries in the state, adding that he had already set up various committees to easing the distribution.

“The aim is to help in reducing the hardship being faced by people and to enable them to conduct the Ramadan fast with relative ease and happiness,” the statement partly read.

“In order to ensure equity, fairness and justice in the distribution exercise, the governor has ordered for the formation and or constitution of committees at state, local government, ward and polling unit levels with members drawn from the political class, labour, traditional and religious leaders.”

Dosara further revealed that the 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.

Read The Full STATEMENT Below:

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

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

  1. Rice……..2124 bags
  2. Millet…..708 bags
  3. Maize……1416
  1. Sugar. ….354
  2. Beans……354

Kaura Namoda Local Government

  1. Rice……….1050
  2. Millet………350
  3. Maize……..700
  4. Sugar……..175
  5. Beans……..175

Talata Mafara local government

  1. Rice………. 1110
  2. Millet……… 370
  3. Maize…….. 740
  4. Sugar…….. 185
  5. Beans……..185

Gummi local government

  1. Rice……….1116
  2. Millet………372
  3. Maize……..744
  4. Sugar……..186
  5. Beans……..186

Tsafe local government

  1. Rice……….1200
  2. Millet………400
  3. Maize……..800
  4. Sugar……..200
  5. Beans……..200

Bungudu local government

  1. Rice……….1326
  2. Millet………442
  3. Maize……..884
  4. Sugar……..221
  5. Beans……..221

Zurmi local government

  1. Rice……….1140
  2. Millet………380
  3. Maize……..760
  4. Sugar……..190
  5. Beans……..190

Shinkafi local government

  1. Millet………246
  2. Maize……..492
  3. Sugar……..123
  4. Beans……..123
  5. Rice……….738

Maradun local government

  1. Rice……….876
  2. Millet………292
  3. Maize……..584
  4. Sugar……..146
  5. Beans……..146

Anka local government

  1. Rice……….762
  2. Millet………254
  3. Maize……..508
  4. Sugar……..127
  5. Beans……..127

Birnin Magaji local government

  1. Rice……….738
  2. Millet………246
  3. Maize……..492
  4. Sugar……..123
  5. Beans……..123

Maru local government

  1. Rice……….1284
  2. Millet………428
  3. Maize……..856
  4. Sugar……..214
  5. Beans……214

Bakura local government

  1. Rice……….684
  2. Millet………228
  3. Maize……..456
  4. Sugar……..114
  5. Beans……..114

Bukuyum

  1. Rice……….948
  2. Millet………316
  3. Maize……..632
  4. Sugar……..158
  5. 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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