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Published On: Tue, Jun 17th, 2014

Ramadan: Kebbi govt distributes 9,000 grains to disabled

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As the month of Ramadan approaches, Kebbi state government yesterday said it has purchased 9,000 assorted grains to the less-privileged in the state, especially the disabled, adding that it would be distributed across the 190 districts in the 21 local government areas of the state.

Addressing newsmen in his office, the state’s Executive Secretary of the Social Security Welfare Board, Alhaji Mohammed Nasiru Shehu, said that the purchase of the grains to the disable people cost the state government the sum of N62 million.

He explained that different committees for the sharing of the items have been set-up by the Board, while the committee members were to visit all the local government areas to ensure justice and fair play in the process of the sharing.

‘’The committee members include the members of Ulama, district heads, civil servants, staffs of the board and the members of the disabled they are all involved’’ he added.

He thanked the Kebbi state government for the gesture, assured him of God-fearing and urged the beneficiaries to support the present administration for delivering the dividends of democracy and also for fulfilling his promise to the less-privileged.


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