Sokoto state government said it will provide free feeding and other forms of assistance to less privileged members of the society during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan which begins on Monday, June 6.
A statement by Malam Imam Imam, spokesman of governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said that the state government would partner with the rich individuals and charity organizations to ease the burden of the poor ones in the month of Ramadan.
“Agreed we are all feeling the effect of the economic crunch, but government will partner rich individuals and charity organizations willing to step in to help extremely vulnerable persons and groups to ease the burden on them during Ramadan,” Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said in Sokoto.
Governor Tambuwal described the intervention as part of the state government’s social contract with the people, and that adequate machinery has been put in place to ensure that it reaches those in need at the appropriate time. This was even as he asked members of the public to increase their acts of worship and assistance to those in need.
“As Muslims, we must redouble our commitment to God’s work and increase our prayers for the nation. We must ensure that the aim of this holy month, which is spiritual cleansing, promotion of brotherhood and assistance to the needy, is realized.
“Our businessmen and women should please note that this is not a period of exploiting innocent customers by increasing prices of goods in the market. It is a period of compassion and we urge them to be compassionate to all members of the public.” [myad]