Zamfara state Gov. Spent N2.9 billion for Ramadan feeding as the fasting comes to end
Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has disclosed that his administration spent N2.9 billion for Ramadan feeding as the fasting comes to end.
He made this known in a state broadcast to celebrate this year’s Eid-Fitr on Saturday.
According to him, the sum of N55.2 million was earmarked to procure 280 cows which were distributed to civil servants, groups and communities to mark this year’s Eid-Fitr celebration.
“We have equally distributed a consignment of guinea brocade and textiles fabrics to 40,000 orphans across the state to enable them have new dresses for the Sallah celebration.
As part of their effort to put smile on the faces of its workers, he said:’ “I instructed the Ministry of Finance to ensure that salaries are paid from 18th of May to enable the civil servants prepare for the occasion.
“From the reports I received, most of the civil servants had received their salaries by the 20th of May.”