Ahead of the Eid-Fitr sallah celebration, Governor Aminu
Tambuwal of Sokoto State has kicked off the distribution of
assorted textile clothing to 9,000 orphans across the
He launched the distribution of food items to 3,485 indigent persons.
Inaugurating the distribution at Kuchi village in Kebbe Local
Government, Tambuwal said each female orphan will
receive a wrapper and N1,000 for sewing.
Each male orphan
will receive five yards, as well as N1,000.
The governor explained that the gesture was aimed at
assisting the orphans and the needy to celebrate the
forthcoming Eid-il-Fitr with ease.
He said: “The state government is strongly committed to ensuring the welfare of all
categories of people in the state.
‘’We will always strive to fulfil our campaign promises to the people in spite of so many challenges.’’
However, the two categories of beneficiaries were drawn from the 85 Districts, in the 23
Local Governments of the state.
Both the food items and the clothing materials were
purchased by the state government through the state
Zakat and Endowment
Tambuwal also announced a personal donation of three
hundred bags of rice to the people of Kuchi District.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III,
commended the state
government for the gesture, urging wealthy persons in the state to emulate.
District Head of Binji, Alhaji Kabiru Usman, appealed to Nigerians to pray for leaders at
all levels to succeed.
Abubakar also admonished
Nigerians to seek divine forgiveness as a panacea to the current multi-faceted
challenges in the country.
Commissioner for Religious Affairs Alhaji Mani Katami
hailed Tambuwal for
prioritising activities of the Ministry, assuring that it would remain committed to its
responsibilities and for the welfare of the less privilege in