Zamfara Govt Spends ₦2.9bn On Ramadan Welfare

Zamfara Govt

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.

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See 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 to 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, fairness 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.

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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 wrongdoing 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 4 committees.

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

Kaura Namoda Local Government
Rice……….1050
Millet………350
Maize……..700
Sugar……..175
Beans……..175

Talata Mafara local government
Rice………. 1110
Millet……… 370
Maize…….. 740
Sugar…….. 185
Beans……..185

Gummi local government
Rice……….1116
Millet………372
Maize……..744
Sugar……..186
Beans……..186

Tsafe local government
Rice……….1200
Millet………400
Maize……..800
Sugar……..200
Beans……..200

Bungudu local government
Rice……….1326
Millet………442
Maize……..884
Sugar……..221
Beans……..221

Zurmi local government
Rice……….1140
Millet………380
Maize……..760
Sugar……..190
Beans……..190

8.Shinkafi local government
Rice……….738
Millet………246
Maize……..492
Sugar……..123
Beans……..123

Maradun local government
Rice……….876
Millet………292
Maize……..584
Sugar……..146
Beans……..146

Anka local government
Rice……….762
Millet………254
Maize……..508
Sugar……..127
Beans……..127

Birnin Magaji local government
Rice……….738
Millet………246
Maize……..492
Sugar……..123
Beans……..123

Maru local government
Rice……….1284
Millet………428
Maize……..856
Sugar……..214
Beans……214

Bakura local government
Rice……….684
Millet………228
Maize……..456
Sugar……..114
Beans……..114

Bukuyum
Rice……….948
Millet………316
Maize……..632
Sugar……..158
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.

The following mobile telephone numbers, 08089036555, 08037754225, 08067234742 are dedicated to any complaints regarding the distribution exercise.

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