By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Twelve thousand four hundred and eighty-five orphans and indigent persons in Sokoto have received clothing materials and food items from Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
The event, which took place in Kuchi village of Kebbe Local Government, had beneficiaries drawn from 85 districts in the 23 Local Government Councils of the state.
Both the food items and the clothing materials were purchased by the state
government through the state Zakkat and Endowment Committee.
Speaking at the occasion, Tambuwal said that each female orphan will receive a wrapper and N1000, while each male orphan will receive five yards of clothing material and N1000.
Tambuwal stated that the gesture was aimed at assisting the orphans and the
needy to celebrate the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr with ease.
”The state government is strongly committed to ensuring the
welfare of all categories of people in the state. We will always strive to fulfill our campaign promises to the people of
the state in spite of so many challenges,” the governor said while also announcing his personal donation of three hundred bags of rice to the people of Kuchi District.
Represented by the District Head of Binji, Alhaji Kabiru Usman, Sultan Saad Abubakar commended the state government for the gesture and urged wealthy persons in the state to emulate the state government.
Appealing to Nigerians to pray fervently for leaders at all levels to succeed, he also admonished Nigerians to seek divine forgiveness as a panacea to the current challenges in the country.
The Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Mani Katami also commended
Tambuwal for according priority to all the activities of the Ministry.
”We will continue to live above board in the discharge of our duties, to further alleviate the suffering of the people in the state,” Katami promised.