September 18, 2020

Zamfara State has begun distribution of 5,667 rams and 993 cows.

It remains less than a week for the Muslim to celebrate the eid el Kabir and it’s recommendable for every Muslim to slaughter a ram on that day if he can afford it but due to an economic situation in the country, many families can not afford to buy a ram.
But in Zamfara the story is different where the Government has begun the distribution of 5,667 rams and 993 cows as Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) palliatives to various categories of people in the state.

This development was disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN). by the Director-General, Media, Public Enlightenment, and Communication to the Zamfara State Governor, Yusuf Idris, on Sunday in Gusau.

He said “As a tradition, the State Government under the leadership of Governor Bello Matawalle has always kept its promise of bringing relief to its people.

“We did the same thing during the Eid-el-Fitr were various categories of people, especially orphans and the less privileged numbering close to 100,000, received clothing materials, assorted foodstuff, and cash to enable them to celebrate the end of the 30 days of the Ramadan fast.

“This time too, a large number of families, individuals and groups will benefit from this gesture in addition to foodstuff and clothing materials that have recently been given to about 50,000 orphans and the less privileged to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir coming up on July 31,” Mr. Idris said.

The palliatives, according to him, were distributed early enough so that the beneficiaries could have enough time to process them.

Though the Director did not disclose the amount of money spent on the purchase of the rams and cows but said the beneficiaries would include public servants, civil servants, groups, unions, organizations, and other personalities.
Source: NAN.