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Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by ManirBK: 2:54pm On Mar 20
As Ramadan fast progresses, seven states of the federation have budgeted over N28. 3 billion to feed residents during the period, figures released by the states and put together by Daily Trust revealed.

The states include Katsina, Sokoto, Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi, Niger and Yobe.

It was gathered that many other states, especially in the North, have earmarked various sums for the project but have refused to make the actual amount public.

This has elicited anxiety in many quarters, with some clerics calling for accountability, considering the humongous amount set aside.

They said even though it was not entirely wrong to support the less privileged to feed during Ramadan because of the reward therein, they nonetheless called for caution concerning the possibility of abusing the process.

Katsina State topped the chart for the feeding programme by budgeting N10 billion.

Sokoto earmarked N6.7 billion,
Kano set aside N6 billion,
Jigawa N2.83 billion,
Kebbi N1.5 billion,
Niger N976 million
, and
Yobe N178 million respectively.

Governor Dikko Umar Radda, who disclosed the amount for the Ramadan feeding while inaugurating the committee that will oversee the distribution of the grains to the beneficiaries, said the gesture was to support citizens of the state.

In Sokoto, Governor Ahmed Aliyu said that the state expended N6.7 billion for the provision of Ramadan and other packages to the people of the state.

Also, the Kano State government said it is targeting four million people in the 2024 Ramadan feeding programme across the 44 local government areas of the state.

The Commissioner for Information and Home Affairs, Baba Dantiye, said the aim was to feed the less privileged.

Speaking to a national daily, Dantiye said the densely populated Kano metropolis, which is made up of eight LGAs has 90 special centres that include mosques, remand centres, almajiri schools, and hospitals.

He said: “In each centre, we have three women who cook and three men that provide security so that people don’t tamper with the food or cause stampedes.

“In each centre, there are two bags of rice to feed at least 200 people, that is 100 people per bag; there are also varieties such as beans cake and pap and other assorted food being cooked daily and is served between 6.30pm and 7.00p.m targeted at the most-needy.”

The Commissioner for Information in Jigawa, Sagir Musa, said in a statement that the Ramadan feeding programme will be implemented through 609 feeding centres, with a focus on providing three different food items to 182,700 poor and vulnerable people daily.

He said there will be dedicated feeding centres to be established at each of the state’s ten tertiary institutions.

He said that approximately 3.8 million vulnerable persons would benefit from the feeding programme throughout the Ramadan period.

Apart from approving a budget of N2.83 billion for the special feeding, the commissioner said the state executive council also allocated N1.125 billion for emergency procurement of additional rice and spaghetti to ensure adequate food supply across the state.

Kebbi’s N1. 5bn for the Ramadan feeding programme will be dispensed in 69 feeding centres, it was learnt.

The distribution will target three mosques in each of the 21 local government areas, according to the Special Adviser to the governor on Religious Affairs, Engr. Imran Usman-Abdulrahman.

In Niger State, the state Commissioner for Information, Binta Mamman, said that the N976 million for Ramadan feeding in the eight emirate councils of the state was timely.

She said assorted grains have been procured to be distributed to all the 25 local government areas, emirate councils, religious leaders, security agencies, and political parties in the state.

Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni, had also approved the sum of N187 million for the feeding of the less privileged and the vulnerable throughout this year’s Ramadan fast in the state.

Accountability key to success of the programme – Cleric

Malam Ahmad Abdullahi, a cleric in Bauchi, said while there is nothing wrong in catering for the people, the issue of accountability must be emphasised.

“Feeding the needy is an acceptable norm all over the world, especially during Ramadan.

“In fact, in some countries, including non -Muslim countries, they give meal tickets to unemployed persons as a temporary measure.

“But in Nigeria, we always have issues with these kinds of initiatives. Some people take advantage of it to steal; others produce poor quality meals.

“So, I want to advise that the governors should fear Allah. The contractors should also fear Allah,” he said.

Speaking to Daily Trust in Abuja, the Chief Imam of Nasirul-Lahi-Li-Fatih, Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) Mosque, Utako, Abuja and founder, Ashraaf Islamic Foundation, Sheik Sharafudeen Abdulsalam Aliagan, said the gesture is good and encouraging.

He said that somebody who wakes up in the morning and goes out to look for what to eat is different from someone observing fasting as a student or a vulnerable person.

“So, instead of these people to start going about begging or doing some very stressful work during the days of Ramadan, the well-to-do, those whom Allah has blessed, Islamic organisations, good individuals, philanthropists, according to the principle of Islam can assist those needy by giving them food, money and other lawful gifts to make the fasting easy for them,” Aliagan said.

He also said that thousands of people are being fed by NASFAT and other Muslim organisations across the country, especially students and other vulnerable persons that must be supported to enhance easier observance of Ramadan fasting.

When asked about the fears that the billions of naira earmarked for the exercise may be mismanaged due to corruption, the renowned cleric said this may not be possible due to the glory of the month of Ramadan.

He said that, while it is expected that those that may be asked to manage the resources would be competent and god-fearing people, it is also expected that those that the monies may be entrusted with would want to earn Allah’s reward and not be engaged in mismanagement of the Ramadan feeding programme monies or other resources.

https://dailytrust.com/kano-katsina-sokoto-4-others-spend-n28-3bn-on-ramadan-feeding/

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by ManirBK: 2:54pm On Mar 20
Good development

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by helinues: 2:56pm On Mar 20
Just imagine, yet millions of Northern graduates remain jobless.

Imagine how many industries, factories, empowerment program that amount would take care of.

Religion is now a laundering money avenue

Who cursed our politicians self?

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by helinues: 3:01pm On Mar 20
Btw, I thought the christians are also currently fasting, how much have they donated to the churches or are there no Christians in North?

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by TooMuchStuff: 3:01pm On Mar 20
Ramadan Kereem to all beneficiaries of this largess

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Puss360(f): 3:05pm On Mar 20
Good news... To them that benefited...
Bad news... To tax payers whose money is being used yet didn't benefit...

Restructuring and state self development will automatically solve all these ..
Shey if the state dey struggle to generate IGR, then lemme see where dem go see money feed the Righteous....

All these one na because by month end, they'll receive Federal Allocation.

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by DatNiggaDaz: 3:06pm On Mar 20
How much have theyy looted building mosques while feeding them emikolliatives

Allah Akbar grin grin

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Paraman: 3:32pm On Mar 20
Nah so one governor buy two toyota hilux for #1.5billion

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by helinues: 3:44pm On Mar 20
Puss360:
Good news... To them that benefited...
Bad news... To tax payers whose money is being used yet didn't benefit...

Restructuring and state self development will automatically solve all these ..
Shey if the state dey struggle to generate IGR, then lemme see where dem go see money feed the Righteous....

All these one na because by month end, they'll receive Federal Allocation.

How many people do you think benefitted from this charade? Na money Laundering scheme jor

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Puss360(f): 3:45pm On Mar 20
helinues:


How many people do you think benefitted from this charade? Na money Laundering scheme jor
We all know, but it happens every year....
Restructuring will solve all these

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Racoon(m): 3:50pm On Mar 20
Spending the resources of this nation on frivolities. I don't know if Christians do this nonsense during lent. FG allocations are being used for religious purposes yet the states are backward in every indices of human development This is why they are always kicking against restructuring.

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by T8ksy(m): 4:06pm On Mar 20
Puss360:

We all know, but it happens every year....
Restructuring will solve all these


Too late!

Nigeria has deteriorated so much over the decades (since independence) that any form of cosmetics will only be a fruitless effort. Nigeria is irredeemable and there's no messiah (in or outside the country) that cave save the country.

Break up Nigeria and save lives.

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Prigidypogodo(f): 4:12pm On Mar 20
helinues:


How many people do you think benefitted from this charade? Na money Laundering scheme jor
hunny bunny

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Prigidypogodo(f): 4:14pm On Mar 20
helinues:
Btw, I thought the christians are also currently fasting, how much have they donated to the churches or are there no Christians in North?
do you still love me 😭😭

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by CodeTemplar: 4:40pm On Mar 20
Islam has kidnapped the constitution and can channel funds the constitution takes away from one region into few private hands.
With this news, we do not deserve any debt cancellation or additional debt.

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by SoNature(m): 4:50pm On Mar 20
Nigerian politicians spend money recklessly because they get free money from ND petrodollars.

Are we aware that Christians are also fasting (Lenten season) and we don't get to see governors in the South (especially in the South East where the vast majority of populace are Catholics and Anglicans) spending billions of naira to feed their people?

In summary, government should focus on development; companies and religious organisations should focus on charity.

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Puss360(f): 5:10pm On Mar 20
T8ksy:



Too late!

Nigeria has deteriorated so much over the decades (since independence) that any form of cosmetics will only a fruitless effort. Nigeria is irredeemable and there's no messiah (in or outside the country) that cave save the country.

Break up Nigeria and save lives.
Lol... Break what?!!!!...
Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by T8ksy(m): 5:20pm On Mar 20
Puss360:

Lol... Break what?!!!!...


If you don't get it, forget about it.
Ignorance is bliss
.

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Puss360(f): 5:21pm On Mar 20
T8ksy:



If you don't get it, forget about it.
Ignorance is bliss
.
Okay noted....
Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Sonnobax15(m): 5:39pm On Mar 20
lipsrsealed
Sometimes I wonder if we have Southern senators in that house at all angry.

Dem go just fold their hands and watch their Northern counterparts dey settle down dey steal,over spend and loot right before their faces but dem no go fit talk.....

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by sofeo(m): 5:39pm On Mar 20
It will be well.
Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by phemmie06(m): 5:40pm On Mar 20
When the governor of Sokoto was breaking fast with the almajiri, I know it's for selfish interest.

The fasting is less than 11 days and you have spent 6.7 billion naira.

They are only entitled to food during fasting and after fasting they should turn to street beggars or what.

Whosever steal or inflate this morning will be dealt with by God, cos you're using this month to defraud the state using God as covering

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by SalamRushdie: 5:40pm On Mar 20
Northerners stealing using the name of Allah.

They will not spend upto 500m combined

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by AuwalYusuf812(m): 5:40pm On Mar 20
That's what we called Charity.

Las las Almajiri go still dey street begging.😏😏

Owu dey blow, make u hold your zanga wella

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Babangidapikin: 5:40pm On Mar 20
Nothing bad if the states gives a part of their earnings to feed their citizens...all this billions is just decieving us like it's big money...when compare to other clime.

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Idaytesj29(m): 5:41pm On Mar 20

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by brightovio007(m): 5:41pm On Mar 20
Reset their brains

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by ZKOSOSO(m): 5:41pm On Mar 20
Niger Delta Oil Money 💰 in Action 🎬

Feeding the Overbloated Parasites of the North.

Fasting that adds ZERO Naira to our National Coffers

Breeding Bandits, Terrorists and Boko haram Jihadists

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Kennitrust(m): 5:42pm On Mar 20
Useless religion

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by saasala(m): 5:42pm On Mar 20
Only if the North can be cut off....Only, just only if

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Re: Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, 4 Others Spend N28.3bn On Ramadan Feeding by Pootle: 5:43pm On Mar 20
with money shared and generated from breweries

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