By EseAwhotu Abuja
The Kano state government has earmarked N345million for this year’s Ramadan feeding programme, the state Commissioner of Information, Youth and Culture, who is also the state chairman Ramadan feeding monitoring committee, Malam Muhammad Garba has disclosed.
Speaking while flagging off this year’s Ramadan feeding programme at the premises of Kano Printing Press, the commissioner stated the present administration sustained the annual feeding programme in order to alleviate the suffering of the less privileged in the state.
He said the committee would monitor the preparation and distribution of the meals to ensure the success of the feeding programme.
Malam Muhammad Garba maintained that would not hesitate to cancel the contract of any cook or distributor found to be sabotaging the programme.
The commissioner appealed to the wealthy people in the state to complement government’s effort by contributing their own quota to ensure the success of the programme.
According to a statement signed by Sani Abba Yola, Public Relations Officer, Kano state Ministry of Information, Youth and Culture and made available to Peoples Daily yesterday in Abuja, food items distributed for the first 10 days for 130 centres include 3000 bags of Rice, 1170 bags of Millet, 780 bags of Flour, 1170 bags of sugar, 1950 cartons of Macarowill 2340 Jerry cans of Groundnuts oil, 780 Jerry cans of Palm oil, 390 bags of Dates among others.
The statement said that, each centre will be receiving N10,000 daily for the purchase of cooking ingredients for the whole month of Ramadan.